National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop

For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm into product development, the NIH provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The NIH SBIR/STTR programs annually award over $1.25 billion in R&D funding to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.

During this workshop, you will be provided important information about SBIR/STTR funding and address how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH.

Expect to learn:

  • VIPC Funding overview
  • SBIR Intro
  • Registration process necessary for submission
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • How to approach each section of the proposal
  • The importance of your Specific Aims
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more
  • SBIR/STTR Overview and NIH Program Essentials -An overview of the SBIR/STTR program and review of NIH Program Essentials
  • NIH Proposal Prep - Part 1 -Detailed explanation of each significant component of the Research Plan with strategies and review criteria
  • Continuation of NIH proposal prep, including Biosketches, Facilities, Budgets, and Grantsmanship
  • Other Components for Success- Registrations, more NIH funding opportunities, how to handle Human Subjects Research, Intro to ASSIST, and final Q&A.


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