Grant Engine Blog

How Important is the Relationship Between PI and PO?

Both the principal investigator (PI) of a grant and the program official or officer (PO), who advises and monitors awarded grants, hold key roles. A strong relationship between the two is vital. SBIRs are crucially different than R01 and other academic grants in this...

Effectively Working with a Grant Writing Partner

How can you trust a partner to get up to speed on your technology and write a grant that is as good as, if not better than what you could do yourself? Securing non-dilutive funding with the help of a partner is an act of trust, but it should be one informed by a...

Why Grant Engine Exists

Grant Engine is here to help life sciences companies access grants, but that’s not why we exist. Our calling is to do our part to save lives and extend human health. Working with life sciences companies, we help build organizations, beyond the point of earning...

Is One SBIR Grant Enough?

If you use the right strategy, your life sciences organization doesn’t have to go through funding one grant application at a time. Writing a grant application takes time, but it’s worth it to get the funding you need and the valuation and impact that comes along with...

Why 3.2% of the NIH Budget Might Mean More Than the Rest

It may be a small portion of the NIH budget, but it represents a big opportunity. As we have previously written, 3.2% of all NIH funding must go to small businesses. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs...

How to Win a Grant When You are Short on Time

Do you want to apply for a grant for your small business?  Short on time?  Most leading life science companies are aware of the benefits of non-dilutive funding yet do not know how to secure these funds when you have so much to do already.  With between...

Why SBIRs are Different from Academic Grants

Not all grants are created equal. When it comes to funding R&D for creating technologically advanced products, small businesses can apply for SBIRs, RO1s, as and many other grants to fund their projects.  However, SBIRs and other company grants are very different from...