Overview Information 2022 - JHU

Overview Information

Sponsoring Organizations

All awards will be contracted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), a member of the Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Center for POCTR for STDs).

Mechanism of Support

The Center will issue one of two types of awards depending upon the receiving entity. A cost no fee contract will be awarded to non-profits and universities, while a fixed costs contract will be issued to commercial and for-profit entities. All sub awards to successful applicants will use funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), under the authority of the parent grant mechanism administered under the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network Centers U54. All NIH guidelines, terms, and conditions of award stated in this parent RFA apply to this funding opportunity. Foreign entities may apply to this solicitation as permitted by NIH.

Funds Available

A total of $150,000 USD is available for sub awards to support improvements to POCT for STDs. The Center may award up to three $50,000 USD sub awards with a period of performance not to exceed six months. A second award for a recipient who successfully completes their first award will be considered, if needed. The amount of total funding available for a recipient in a 12 month period will not exceed $100,000 USD.


Applications from all sources, including domestic or foreign, public or private, and non-profit or for-profit, will be considered. Awards under this solicitation may be made only to NIH-eligible applicants. Details regarding specific requirements can be found in the NIH Grants Policy Statement Part II: Terms and Conditions of the NIH Grant Awards. Foreign parties (governments, universities, corporations, or individuals) will be screened against the various US government restricted party lists as required by NIH guidelines.

Solicitation Policies

Please note that secondary subcontracts under this funding program are not permitted.  However, proposals that split award funding directly between two institutions are permitted.  Each co-applicant institution must submit budget information under the same proposal submission. Proposals accepted for award may be required to provide additional budget information.

Animal studies and human clinical trials may not be proposed under this solicitation. Testing of human clinical samples is only permitted with the use of de-identified clinical materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions under their institutional research approved protocols. The need for de-identified clinical material should be noted in the proposal and associated with a specific task. Applicants should contact the Center to discuss use of clinical samples prior to submission of their application.

The deadline for applications has passed

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