Advanced Neural Prosthetics Research and Development Program
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The NIH plans to enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible applicant and administer funds in the amount of $1,000,000 in order to assist the applicant in the process of pursuing research studies and pilot clinical studies that will deepen their current understanding of the benefits and uses of neural prosthetics.

The studies that can be covered under this program are those that include the testing of clinical prototype devices, preclinical safety and efficacy testing, design verification and validation procedures, proof-of-concept or pilot clinical studies, and pursuit of regulatory approval for clinical studies.

The institutions and organizations that will be considered eligible to enter into a cooperative agreement with the NIH are the following:

a) Higher Education Institutions such as Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education and Private Institutions of Higher Education

b) Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

c) Nonprofit organizations other than institutions of higher education

d) For-Profit Organizations such as Small Businesses

e) State Governments, County Governments, City or Township Governments, Special District Governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized), and Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)

f) Independent School Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, and Regional Organizations.

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