Below you will find funding opportunities with target areas that may be leveraged by SPARC and activities sponsored by programs whose mission and/or goals closely align with those of SPARC: provide the scientific foundation necessary to pilot new and/or improved closed-loop neuromodulation devices and stimulation protocols to treat diseases and conditions through precise neural control of end-organ system function.
National Cancer Institute: Neural Regulation of Cancer
These funding opportunities solicit projects focused on understanding how the nervous system and the molecules secreted by the nervous system promote tumor progression and metastasis. This collaborative, transdisciplinary research, which explores both neuroscience and cancer elements together, will advance current understanding of the nervous system contribution to cancer and ultimately inform the prevention and treatment of non-central nervous system tumors.
NIH SBIR/STTR: Targeted SBIR/STTR Funding Announcements
These funding opportunities solicit a diverse range of data science, technology and biology projects that may be of interest to SPARC awardees, device partners, and potential applicants. The opportunities are supported by a number of NIH Institutes/Centers or parallel programs: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnolgies Initiative (BRAIN) and the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP).
- RFA-NS-17-007: BRAIN Initiative - Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44)
- PA-16-181: Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R41/R42)
- PA-16-180: Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R43/R44)
- PAR-15-091: BRAIN Initiative - Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (SBIR)(R43/R44)
- PAR-15-090: BRAIN Initiative - Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (STTR)(R41/R42)
Conferences, Meetings and Workshops
This page last reviewed on July 21, 2017