Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a research funding agency established in 2022 that supports transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs – ranging from the molecular to the societal – to provide health solutions for all. ARPA-H has launched ARPANET-H, a nationwide health innovation network anchored by three ARPA-H regional hubs. The Customer Experience hub - based in Dallas, TX – and the Investor Catalyst hub – based in Cambridge, MA – are each supported by a consortium with a nationwide network of spokes to bring together the nation’s voices, resources, and needs. Together, the hubs and spokes will rapidly create and transition life-changing health solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Mass General Brigham is a spoke member of the Investor Catalyst Hub and the Customer Experience Hub. ARPA-H offers a historic opportunity to bridge the translational gap but requires a distinct approach from traditional federal grant funding and the cultivation of a specialized mindset and skills. Mass General Brigham Innovation is hosting a series of customized workshops on how to win competitive contracts and perform successfully if selected as an ARPA-H contract recipient.

Mass General Brigham Innovation is hosting a series of tailored workshops to help MGB innovators successfully navigate how to work with ARPA-H and gain grant funding. The workshops, held virtually via Zoom, will cover how to win competitive contracts and perform successfully if selected as an ARPA-H contract recipient. Workshops will be jointly conducted with experienced federal contractors from Battelle who will share their insights into strategy, federal business development, positioning, tracking, strategic partnering, proposal development, contract vehicle requirements and culture.  Participants will be expected to learn the specifics of how pursuing awards from ARPA-H and other agency work differs from the R01 environment.

Upcoming Workshops – All recordings to appear on this page

Navigating ARPA-H: Clarifying the Mission and Distinction

January 31, 2024; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of ARPA-H’s unique mission and how it differentiates from other government agencies and funding bodies. Participants will gain insights into the agency’s objectives, funding priorities, and opportunities for engagement.

Mastering the Heilmeier Catechism for ARPA-H Proposals
February 28, 2024; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Heilmeier Catechism is crucial for framing requests for ARPA-H funding. This session dives into the Heilmeier questions, offering strategies and hands-on practice sessions for crafting compelling answers that align with ARPA-H’s expectations and evaluation criteria.

Fostering Collaboration: Communicating and Engaging with ARPA-H Program Managers and SETAs
March 13, 2024; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Building a solid rapport with Program Managers and the federal contractors who support them (i.e., SETAs – System Engineering and Technical Assistance) is crucial to your project’s success. Learn the best practices for initiating and maintaining productive dialogues, understanding roles, and leveraging their guidance throughout your project’s lifecycle.

The Foundation for Funding: Crafting Your Executive Summary, Statement of Work and Budget
April 10, 2024; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The executive summary, statement of work, and budget documents are the pillars of your proposal. This workshop focuses on articulating your vision, outlining the project plan, and allocating funds effectively to maximize the chance of your proposal’s acceptance.

Ensuring Project Success: Management of Milestones and Deliverables
May 1, 2024; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Secure your project’s momentum and funding by effectively managing milestones and deliverables. This workshop offers tools and techniques to help you meet targets, maintain transparency, and avoid financial pitfalls that could jeopardize your project.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons