The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to initiate early research ultimately leading to the commercialization of understudied proteins identified in the "Illuminating the Druggable Genome" project (IDG; https://commonfund.nih.gov/idg/index
The purpose of the IDG is to reveal the function of selected understudied proteins in the druggable genome.
Organized as a consortium, the project consists of multiple Data and Resource Generation Centers (DRGCs), a Knowledge Management Center (KMC), a Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center (RDOC) and projects developing Cutting Edge Informatics Tools (CEITs).
Small businesses are expected to complement the IDG Centers by proposing projects to commercially validate reagents, data or experimental approaches.
Projects could range from early proof-of-concept demonstration and assay development/validation to the initiation of preclinical drug discovery projects.