Last updated: 04-02-2020

ASPIRE Funding

Current Opportunities

  • There are no open funding opportunities at this time.

Expired Funding Announcements

NOT-TR-18-301: HEAL Initiative: Announcement of the NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges to Develop Innovative and Catalytic Approaches Towards Solving the Opioid Crisis

  • The goal of the inaugural NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges is to develop innovative and catalytic approaches toward solving the opioid crisis through development of (1) novel chemistries; (2) data-mining and analysis tools and technologies; and (3) biological assays that will revolutionize discovery, development and preclinical testing of the next-generation, safer and non-addictive analgesics to treat pain, as well as new treatments for opioid use disorder and overdose. The total prize purse for each challenge is $500,000. Learn more about the challenges.
  • The NCATS ASPIRE Challenges are part of The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis.


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