ARPA-H Sprint for Women's Health

New effort seeks to improve care with scientific and commercial innovations

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) Sprint for Women’s Health intends to fundamentally change the trajectory of women’s health care research and radically accelerate the next generation of discoveries.

The ARPA-H Sprint for Women’s Health’s new request for solutions (RFS) funding opportunity seeks unconventional approaches and innovative new avenues to push high-impact biomedical research forward to improve women’s health outcomes. The Sprint for Women’s Health will use two funding tracks to foster transformative research and development efforts. One for early-stage research, or “Spark” solutions and the other for later-stage development, or “LaunchPad” solutions.

View the Request for Solutions: ARPA-H Sprint for Women’s Health


  • Virtual Proposers’ Day: March 6, 2024, 11:00 AM ET (registration deadline is 12:00 PM ET on March 5, 2024)

  • Submissions Open: March 13, 2024, 9:00 AM ET

  • Submissions Deadline: Closed

While submissions outside of topics listed in the RFS will not be considered at this time, please visit our Programs page and Open BAA page for additional research opportunities. If an existing ARPA-H program aligns with your area of pursuit, please consider applying to that program’s opportunities. 

Multiple awards under this RFS are anticipated. Resources available will depend on the quality of the submissions received and the availability of funds. Exact award amounts depend on meeting aggressive milestones, typical to the ARPA-H model. ARPA-H is under no obligation to respond to every submission, proceed with any abstracts, or select any specific number of abstracts in each topic. A response to this RFS or invitation to pitch will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

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