ARPA-H, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, is an agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that aims to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies and treatments for major diseases. ARPA-H has been likened to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has been responsible for funding groundbreaking research in fields such as computer networking, GPS, and robotics.
ARPA-H makes pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies and broadly applicable platforms, capabilities, resources, and solutions with the potential to advance areas of medicine and health that cannot readily be accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity.
Engagement opportunities with ARPA-H are typically available through Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, and other solicitations, which outline specific research and development interests. Proposers will need to submit abstracts specifying their technology in order to be invited to a full proposal.