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What Are Allowable and Unallowable Expenses in an SBIR?

What Are Allowable and Unallowable Expenses in an SBIR?

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is essential for scientific and technological advancement, requiring meticulous financial management. Understanding the distinction between allowable and unallowable expenses under this program is crucial for...

SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

Knowing NIH grant paylines is important information to assess whether or not your project will be funded. An NIH payline is determined based the combination of the available funds and applications for those available funds.  The Impact score is evaluated relative to...

Looking Back to Move Forward

Looking Back to Move Forward

As 2023 comes to a close, it’s an honor to share some trends we’ve observed in the life sciences grant and equity markets with a particular focus on the last 12 months that inform the next 12 months and beyond. Of all the dynamics at play, the biggest are the positive...

ARPA-H: New Solicitations

ARPA-H: New Solicitations

Precision Surgical Interventions Grant Engine is excited to share that Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has officially opened up a specific solution for precision surgical interventions.  The Big Question What if surgeries fixed problems...

NIH SBIR Contract Announcement

The FY2023-1 Small Business Innovation Research Contract (SBIR) Program solicitation has been posted!   “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invite small business concerns (SBCs) to submit research...

ARPA-H is Open for Business!

ARPA-H is Open for Business!

Grant Engine is excited to share that Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has officially opened up a solicitation. We’ve known the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) would offer non-dilutive funding awards for life science R&D....

HELP AVOID THE SIGNIFICANT PAIN OF TAX CODE SEC. 174

HELP AVOID THE SIGNIFICANT PAIN OF TAX CODE SEC. 174

Your support by signing a SBTC letter  will help your firm and others fight the painful tax code of Sec. 174 that is currently in effect. If you are not already aware, Section 174 of the IRS tax code comes into play for tax year 2022. The impact of Sec 174 is...

NCI + NHLBI + FDA = CARES

NCI + NHLBI + FDA = CARES

Connecting Awardees with Regulatory Experts (CARE): NCI and NHLBI is making progress to support FDA interaction. The CARE program is an innovative collaboration between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that provides invaluable...