Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

NCATS 2020 ASPIRE Reduction-to-Practice Challenge (ASPIRE 2020)

Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Platform for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $2,875,000
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 11/30/2020 05:00 PM ET
Submission End: 02/28/2021 05:00 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://ncats.nih.gov/aspire/2020Challenge

Description

Key Dates:

  • The Challenge Begins: November 30, 2020
  • Submission Period: 5:00 PM ET, November 30, 2020 – February 28, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
  • Judging period: March 1-31, 2021
  • Winners announced: Spring 2021

For full details about eligibility requirements, competition rules, detailed judging criteria, and deadlines for submissions, please consult the NCATS ASPIRE 2020 Challenge Details page.

Prizes

Total Cash Prize Pool:

$2,875,000

Non-monetary Prizes:

All winners will be posted on the NCATS public website (https://ncats.nih.gov).

Rules

All details related to rules and eligibility are defined on NCATS’ ASPIRE 2020 Challenge details page. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

To participate:

  • Must follow all rules & guidelines listed on NCATS’ Challenge details page
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • May participate individually or as part of one or more teams
  • Each team’s designated lead must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must submit solutions by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on February 28, 2021

To win prizes:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Agree to the eligibility rules and requirements listed on NCATS’ Challenge details page

Judging Criteria

Please review the official rules for the judging criteria here: https://ncats.nih.gov/aspire/2020Challenge

How to Enter

Each team must designate a lead who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and submits a solution on behalf of the team. The lead is responsible for all correspondence regarding this Challenge. Each submission for this Challenge requires a complete “Submission Package.” The Submission Package includes four required sections: cover page, plans for reduction-to-practice of the prototype, qualifications statements and references. All submission materials must be emailed to NCATSASPIREChallenge@mail.nih.gov by the specified submission deadline date and time.

Submission Email: NCATSASPIREChallenge@mail.nih.gov

Point of Contact

Have feedback or questions about this challenge? Send the challenge manager an email