Access to capital is the #1 issue we hear from our members, so we are offering a NEW member-only service to help iBIO Members access non-dilutive funding from the government. By teaming up with G2G Consulting, which has secured over $528 million in government funding since 2007, iBIO will send out a monthly report on life sciences grants and offer monthly webinars with government funding experts to ask questions and gain insights on how to obtain funding. This Government Biosciences Grant Report or GBG Report is updated and published monthly with all life sciences opportunities spanning from NIH to BARDA to DoD to USDA to NSF to ARPA-H included.

Happy New Year! Attached is this month’s GBG report with 145 non-dilutive government funding opportunitiesnotices of special interest, and other opportunities.

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Info for the webinar and some highlights to share with members are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 – Join us for G2G’s Monthly Non-Dilutive Funding: GBG Reporting Service Webinar at 11-11:30 am CST (FREE and open to all) then from 11:30 am -12 pm CST (premium service and private consultation for iBio members, G2G clients and GBG customers). *Please note the shift in Webinar Day & Time for 2024*
  • Conference Alert (GBG pg. 2 – Header): Abstract submission for the 2024 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is open:  Submissions are due by February 21. Register for G2G’s annual MHSRS webinar on February 14 @ 10 am MST, that will feature remarks from COL (retired) Stuart Tyner, PhD on tips for successful abstract submission and maximizing participation at the conference in August.
  • Pre-Solicitation: Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (GBG pg. 2 – Line 1) – ARPA-H will solicit SBIR proposals in key areas of interest including plant-based manufacturing of viruses, vascular health monitoring, immunotherapy responses, and neonatology.
  • Biotechnology & Manufacturing (GBG pg. 3-4, Lines 6-7, 9) The NSF Engineering Directorate encourages submission of proposals for topics falling under the ‘Biotechnology as an Emerging Industry’ and ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ umbrellas. Additionally, NSF solicits applications for the Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT) program linked to priorities in the CHIPS & Science Act
  • Small Business Development (GBG pg. 16 – Lines 58-61) – Agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD) and service branches, including the Defense Health Agency, Special Operations Command, Army & Navy are soliciting SBIR proposals for areas of interest with deadlines in late January/early February.


In addition to entries included in the GBG report, we wanted to flag a few additional opportunities that may be of interest:

  • Navy STEM Education and Workforce Program. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in proposals for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. More here. White Paper Due: 4/12/24
  • Assessing Societal and Economic Impacts of Place-Based Innovation. NSF seeks to invest in research that will assess gaps in data and knowledge to measure activities in place-based innovation such as R&D, translation and workforce development. More here. Concept Due: 1/29/24, Proposal Due: 4/17/24
  • Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program. Support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. More here. Proposal Due: 2/9/24.
  • Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program. Provides funds to improve farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers. More here. Proposal Due: 2/7/24
  • Comprehensive Lipoprotein Services. USDA seeks analysis of serum samples from the USDA Meat and Pattern (MAP) Study, to measure the concentration of blood cholesterol and lipid particle size and concentration using NMR methodologies. More here. Proposal Due: 1/12/24
  • National Aquaculture Initiative: Enhancing Production of Coastal, Marine, and Great Lakes Aquaculture Species. $5-$6 M will be available for research projects and programs to enhance the production of one or more life stages of species to bolster aquaculture business. More here. Proposal Due: 4/3/24

GBG Report New opportunities by topics/categories – January 2024:

  • Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (1)
  • Agriculture (1)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (4)
  • Biomedical Research (1)
  • Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing (5)
  • Cancer (14)
  • Central Nervous System (2)
  • Cognitive and Brain Health (27)
  • Communication Disorders (1)
  • Complementary and Integrative Health (5)
  • Coronavirus (1)
  • Diagnostics (1)
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disease (5)
  • Energy Science (3)
  • Genomics (7)
  • HIV/AIDS (4)
  • Immunology & Infectious Disease (4)
  • Maternal and Pediatric Health (3)
  • Medical Countermeasures (4)
  • Mental Health (1)
  • MPAI (1)
  • Patient-Centered Research (7)
  • Radiation Exposure (1)
  • Rare Diseases (1)
  • Reference Materials (1)
  • Research Support (2)
  • Sleep Health (1)
  • Small Business Development (4)
  • Substance Use Disorder (4)
  • Therapeutics (5)
  • Women’s Health (1)

GBG Report Recurring opportunities by topics/categories – January 2024:

  • Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (1)
  • Air Force (3)
  • Army (8)
  • BARDA (2)
  • DARPA (2)
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (2)
  • Department of Energy (1)
  • National Science Foundation (1)
  • Navy (3)

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