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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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NIH active grants flexibility due to COVID-19

NIH active grants flexibility due to COVID-19

If you have an active grant, or expect one soon, please see this importance notice. Entitled "Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19", this notice provides significant flexibilities for grant...

What’s in: $2 Trillion COVID-19 Federal Stimulus

What’s in: $2 Trillion COVID-19 Federal Stimulus

This $2.2 trillion relief package is the largest in American history.  Included are direct payments, an expansion of unemployment insurance, and loans for small businesses. Below, we list a combination of realtime feedback from sources inside the Federal Government...

CARES Act: how to best use it

CARES Act: how to best use it

Nice to have friends in the right places.  As your partner in helping build your great Company, we are pleased to release this information to our clients, partners, and friends.  Yes, it was actually $2.2 trillion. Here is your essential information for making the...

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...

Scientists to Stop COVID-19

Scientists to Stop COVID-19

Here, we present a memo that culminates the initial work from 12 citizen scientists to address issues facing our nation at this time. This memo issued to the White House (April, 2020) as an effort to inform and educate. Scientists to Stop COVID-19

Sub-Awards!

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)

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....

What is Non-Dilutive Funding?

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

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...