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Security and Data Protection Tools

Security and Data Protection Tools

Grant Engine continuously focuses on data security across our Company. The recent Facebook outage likely lasted longer precisely because of the physical security hurdles that had to be overcome by Facebook employees in order to access the servers that required a...

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...

NIH SBIR Budget Waiver Topics

NIH SBIR Budget Waiver Topics

NIH_Topics_for_Budget_WaiversDownload Every funding period, NIH announces topics approved for budgets greater than $259,613 for Phase I SBIR/STTR awards, and greater than $1,730,751 for Phase II, presenting a lucrative opportunity for businesses. That being said, NIH...

NIH SBIR Contract Announcement

NIH SBIR Contract Announcement

The FY2022-1 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...

Knowing the Difference Between Accounting and Bookkeeping

Knowing the Difference Between Accounting and Bookkeeping

The two terms have become interchangeable in many ways, but accounting and bookkeeping are very different. Both are necessary for any business. Keeping meticulous financial records is all the more important for grant recipients who must remain compliant with the...

Grant Timelines: What Happens and When (Part II)

Grant Timelines: What Happens and When (Part II)

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

Effectively Partnering with a Grant Writing Company

Effectively Partnering with a Grant Writing Company

When trying to secure non-dilutive funding, organizations are faced with a big decision – to write and submit the grant themselves or to partner with a grant writing company? The right grant writing company serves many purposes outside of actually writing and...

Is Grant Funding Complementary to Equity?

Is Grant Funding Complementary to Equity?

Non-dilutive funding is financing that does require any sales of your shares, so it does not dilute the value of existing shares or equity. In other words, it allows you to keep your company equity in place. Non-dilutive funding protects your equity and profits while...

Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

March is Women’s History Month! Grant Engine wants to see women-owned small businesses succeed in securing funding, so we put this list of resources together in support of female entrepreneurs. The NIH, especially the SBIR/STTR programs, shares this mission. The SBIR...

Eligibility for NIH SBIR Program: The Highlights

Eligibility for NIH SBIR Program: The Highlights

The Small Business Innovation Research program is an exciting and competitive opportunity for US-owned and operated small businesses to participate in federal research and development with a goal of commercialization. Winning an SBIR award can increase the value of...