March 23, 2023

ARPA-H Announces Plans to Create Breakthrough Health Technologies

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), established by the Biden administration in the current federal fiscal year (FY) 2023, made several announcements last week that intend to advance its mission of creating breakthrough health technologies. The announcements include funding opportunities through an Agency-wide Open Broad Agency Announcement, an idea competition called the ARPA-H Dash and details about its site selection strategy. The ARPA-H Dash is a competition to identify revolutionary evidence-based ideas to transform health. Nominations for the ARPA-Dash will be accepted through an online portal between March 29 and April 7.

ARPA-H’s mission also includes balancing long-term scientific challenges with short-term research goals. President Biden continues to reaffirm the administration’s commitment to ARPA-H, proposing an increase in his FY 2024 federal budget for the agency, a total funding level of $2.5 billion (a 66.7% or $1 billion increase over FY 2023). The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Academic Radiology Committee is continuing to track and share new opportunities within ARPA-H.

For more information, contact Katie Grady, ACR Government Affairs Director.