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Overview Information

Sponsoring Organizations

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), member of the Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Center for POCTR for STDs)

Please contact Joany Jackman, Ph.D. with any questions about this solicitation. Please include the words “Solicitation POCT4STD” in the subject line and allow up to 72 hours for responses.


Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be submitted through the submission portal. Expression of Interests (EoIs) are required. Word or PDF documents will not be accepted. Only online submission of the information presented on the portal website will be accepted. EoIs will be evaluated in order to request full proposals from applicants. Only invited full proposals will be considered for this award.

Proposals must be electronically submitted and received prior to or at the time listed in the Key Dates and Deadlines table. JHU APL is not responsible for proposals which are sent before but not time-stamped as received by the time listed. These proposals will be considered late and not considered for review. Information which is critical to your organization should be marked “Business Sensitive” or “Proprietary.” Classified information or markings such as “Sensitive” must NOT be used in any part of the submission.

Mechanism of Support

The Center for POCTR for STDs will subcontract to successful applicants using 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.

Funds Available

The Center for POCTR for STDs may award up to three sub awards with a period of performance not to exceed six months, dependent on availability of Center funds, for a maximum single award not to exceed $50,000. A second award for a recipient that successfully completes their first award will be considered, if needed. The amount of total funding available for a project will not exceed $100,000 for all awards.


Applications from all sources will be considered, including domestic or foreign, public or private, and non-profit or for-profit. 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 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 NIH regulations prohibit secondary subcontracts under this funding program. While secondary subcontracts of any type are prohibited, proposals that split award funding directly to two institutions are permitted. Each co-applicant institution must submit budget information under the same proposal submission.

All budget information prior to final proposal award must be consistent with the original NIH award guidelines. A budget template is provided on the full application form. Please contact our Center if you need more information. Proposals accepted for award may be required to provide additional budget information.

Details describing the full proposal processes for this application can be found here. All budget information prior to final proposal award must be consistent with the original. Please contact our Center if you need more information. Proposals accepted for award will 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 not permitted for assays developed under this protocol with the exception of use of de-identified clinical materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes under their protocol. The need for de-identified clinical material should be noted in the proposal and associated with a specific domain (task).

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