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SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

Knowing NIH grant paylines is important in having a good idea of 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...

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Sub-Awards!

Guest blog by Malcolm A. Meyn, PhD,  lead biotechnology consultant at ZForm, LLC. Subawards matter! The addition of an academic partner to an SBIR proposal can add credibility to a company’s investigative team. These partners bring expertise and are often able to...

Grant Timelines: What Happens and When (Part I)

Taken as a whole the SBIR process can seem daunting, but when it’s broken down into its steps and phases, it becomes a lot more manageable. It is key to give yourself enough time to properly create a competitive SBIR application, and understanding the timeline helps....

SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

Knowing NIH grant paylines is important in having a good idea of 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...

What is Non-Dilutive Funding?

If your funding gives away any ownership or equity of your company, it’s dilutive. Non-dilutive funding means you’re getting money without giving up any equity. It’s an important distinction for any business, especially smaller companies trying to get a leg up in the...

Traits of Winning Grant Writers

Grant writing isn’t something just anyone can do, or more likely wants to do. It takes skill, tal-ent, and experience…put together in one package that makes a grant application more likely to succeed. When you’re considering working with a grant writer, you want to...

Do you Know How to Leverage the NIH Diversity Supplement?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to make the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants part of the push toward improving the diversity of the research workforce with a diversity supplement....

NSF’s New Approach – Project Pitch

As of March 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is making changes to how it handles Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) proposal submissions, introducing a pilot program to replace the recommended existing...

“The best don’t need to cheat.”

About twenty years ago, I worked at General Electric learning how to run a business and lead large and small companies.  When I was a Corporate Auditor at General Electric at GE Medical Systems and other businesses we saw corners getting cut.  Sometimes intentional. ...

NIH Funding and the Government Budget

While the NIH budget is in place and fully funded through September 30, 2019, agencies and potential awardees alike are paying close attention to the government budget going forward and how it might impact grants and funding past this year’s end. Potential Funding...

Economic Impact of America’s Seed Fund: NCI Edition

A report into the economic impact of the NCI SBIR program shows just how much the program has contributed to both the United States economy, and to positive effects for patients and within society. (Full report) The study evaluated 690 projects that received Phase II...