ARPA-H announces small business funding opportunity


ARPA-H announces small business funding opportunity  

Agency seeks proposals for innovative research and development from small businesses 

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today announced new funding opportunities through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. 

The ARPA-H SBIR/STTR solicitation seeks proposals from small businesses that aim to rapidly achieve better health outcomes across patient populations, communities, disease, and health conditions. The full solicitation topics are: 

  • Ambulatory Edema Monitor  
  • Predictive Language Models for Cognitive Disability Adaptive Communication Tools  
  • Cell and Gene Therapy Process Analytical Technology and Quality Control Testing  
  • Wearable Cell sorting and Gene Delivery Systems  
  • Precision Brain Targeting: non-invasive delivery at the right place and time 
  • NutriTech: Revolutionizing Personalized Food as Medicine 
  • Clinic-ready Imaging Devices and Protocols for Visualizing the Inner Ear with High Accuracy  
  • Advanced Continuously Wearable Blood Pressure Monitoring Technologies 

ARPA-H expects awardees to use innovative approaches to enable revolutionary advances in science, technology, or systems. Excluded are proposals that represent an evolutionary or incremental advance in the current state of the art, or proposals directed towards policy changes, traditional education and training, or center coordination and construction of physical infrastructure.  

Awards made from the SBIR/STTR solicitation are generally in the form of contracts. Exact award amounts depend on meeting aggressive milestones, typical to the ARPA-H process.  

All potential proposers are encouraged to attend a webinar on July 2 at 1:00 PM ET about the SBIR/STTR program, topic areas, and solicitation details. Proposals are due at 11:00 AM ET on July 26, 2024. For more information, view the full solicitation on  

Prior SBIR awardees are listed on the ARPA-H SBIR page