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Tony Beck - SBIR - STTR Funding for STEM Games

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Presenter: Tony Beck, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health / Office of Science Education

NIH programs that use the SBIR/STTR and the R25 Research Education mechanisms to support the development of serious games in NIH-funded areas of basic and clinical research.

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Tony Beck - SBIR - STTR Funding for STEM Games

  1. 1. SBIR – STTR FUNDING FOR STEM GAMES
  2. 2. Gaming FOAs
  3. 3. ICs
  4. 4. mouse MRI insertion tube NIH Topics for STEM Games Basic & Clinical Research Methods Infectious Disease, Immunology & Epidemiology Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Systems: Aging, Hearing, Brain, Lung, Bone Microbiology, Virology & Disease Vectors Nutrition, Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Process Human Genetics & Genomics Public Health, Lifestyle & Health Mentoring, Workforce Development & Teacher Professional Development Evolution Nanotech & Microscopy Molecular Biology Veterinary Medicine
  5. 5. NIH SBIR/STTR Success Rate?
  6. 6. NIH SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcements for STEM Gaming Projects (FOAs) NIH = Biomedical
  7. 7. Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR) (R43/R44), PAR-14-325 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-325.html Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (STTR) (R41/R42) PAR-14-326 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-326.html Next receipt date: May 12, 2016
  8. 8. PHS 2015-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-269.html • Web-based, stand-alone computational tools, instructional software or other interactive media for dissemination of science education • Serious STEM Games • Pre-K To Grade 12 curriculum and other educational materials, Interactive teaching aids, models for classroom instruction, and teacher education resources • Health promotion, disease prevention/intervention and public health literacy materials such as informational videos and/or print materials and programs which re culturally appropriate for populations and special communities. Receipt dates: September 5, January 5, April 5
  9. 9. NIH OMNIBUS SBIR/STTR FOA
  10. 10. Pipeline for Workforce Diversity Underserved and low SES communities
  11. 11. Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)  R25 Research Science Education Mechanism  Pre-K to Grade 12  Workforce Diversity  Public Health Literacy
  12. 12. NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25), PAR-14-228 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-228.html • Award: 5 Years, $1.3M • Topic: Biomedical - any NIH Research Area • Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12  Resources for students and teachers  Informal Science Education (ISE) projects for Public Health Literacy  Develop and evaluate STEM products for subsequent SBIR/STTR commercialization NIH Pre-College STEM FOA
  13. 13. iNeuron http://www.adventiumlabs.com/our-work/research- development/ineuron%E2%84%A2-interactive-neuroscience-education
  14. 14. http://www.is3d-online.com/
  15. 15. THE NIH EXTRAMURAL PEER REVIEW PROCESS
  16. 16. Summary Statement Applicant Scientific Review Group (SRG) Grant Application Kit Award Program Announcement Program Officer (PO) Who are the players? Funding Institute or Center (IC) SF424 Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
  17. 17. ApplicantInformation Gathering Establish NIH Commons Account NIH Commons Account Grants Administrator Program Officer Scientific Review Officer Program Announcement(FOA)
  18. 18. Applicant Grant Application SF424 Program Officer Developing plan Drafting proposal Program Announcement(FOA)
  19. 19. Applicant Grant Application SF424 Receipt and Referral Scientific Review Officer
  20. 20. THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS – THE SRO  Quick scan to categorize general topic  Detailed review to identify:  Key science  Research Design and Methods  Identify and recruit chair  Set meeting date  Identify and recruit review panel Receipt and Referral
  21. 21. Scientific Review Group (SRG) Scientific Review Officer IDs Experts
  22. 22. THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS – THE REVIEWER  Reviewer selection criteria  Outstanding research as evidenced by publications  Senior or respected scientist  NIH, peer-reviewed funding (R01s, K-awards, P-awards)  Committee Service History  Availability Scientific Review Group (SRG)
  23. 23. Scientific Review Officer Scientific Review Group (SRG) Creates SRG Scientific Review Group (SRG)
  24. 24. Scientific Review Group (SRG) Scientific Review Group (SRG) Scientific Review Officer Mail Out
  25. 25. THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS – YOUR AUDIENCE  The reviewer’s thoughts  Is there a need?  Are the applicants qualified?  Is the plan organized?  Will the evaluation show effectiveness?  Can it be done with the time and money requested?  Will there be a deliverable?
  26. 26. Summary Statement SRG Peer Review Process Scientific Review Group (SRG)
  27. 27. Summary Statement AWARD Funding Institute or Center (IC) Pay Plan
  28. 28. Review-related criteria to consider when preparing your application
  29. 29. THE NIH REVIEW SCORING DESCRIPTORS
  30. 30.  Significance of model  Adherence to FOA goals and scope  Educational goals for target audience(s)  Biomedical connection  Relevance and potential for commercialization  Program Design and Evaluation  Quality and feasibility to achieve goals  Merit of evaluation plan THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS – REVIEW CRITERIA
  31. 31. Human Subjects and Inclusion
  32. 32. Data only, no identifiers
  33. 33. THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS – REVIEW CRITERIA Inclusion of Women, Minorities and Children  Level Playing Field  Participants representative of local demographics  Proposed Inclusion/Enrollment Table
  34. 34. SF424 SBIR Average Page Usage
  35. 35. LESS IS BETTER
  36. 36. Use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in.
  37. 37. Use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. - Mark Twain
  38. 38. RECOMMENDATIONS
  39. 39. RECOMMENDATIONS  Start early  NIH Commons Account  Utilize PAR and Program Staff  Exploit NIH SBIR/STTR websites  Make it an easy read
  40. 40. YOUR GOAL
  41. 41. THE NIH REVIEW PROCESS YOUR GOAL “This application was a pleasure to read”
  42. 42. http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/ http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/communication.htm NIH Commons – applicant/NIH portal
  43. 43. http://cms.csr.nih.gov/ResourcesforApplicants/InsidetheNIHGrantReviewProcessVideo.htm Mock peer review panel study section
  44. 44. http://grants.nih.gov/Grants/grants_process.htm Helpful links to NIH grant review
  45. 45. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/cycle/part00.htm
  46. 46. L. Tony Beck, Ph.D. Director, Office of Science Education/Science Education Partnership Award (OSE/SEPA) 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 956 Bethesda, MD 20892 301.435.0805 [office] beckl@mail.nih.gov SEPA website: www.nihsepa.org
  47. 47. SBIR – STTR FUNDING FOR STEM GAMES
  48. 48. Pipeline for Workforce Diversity Underserved and low SES communities
  49. 49. Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)  R25 Research Science Education Mechanism  Pre-K to Grade 12  Workforce Diversity  Public Health Literacy

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