Capitalizing on Federal R&D Funding Opportunities at NIH and Beyond

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12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm  EST

VA Bio+Tech Park, East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA, USA

Join us to learn how to take a technology from bench to a business in partnership with the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation.  You will get an overview of the Federal funding landscape and trends for life science, medical and biotechnology R&D.

Topics covered will include:
– Intro & Tips to applying to NIH SBIR/STTR grants
– What types of funding sources are available at various agencies for life science, medical, and/or biotechnology R&D
– What types of funding do agencies offer?
– Who is funding R/D?
– How much funding is available?
– What are key trans-agency themes and priorities?
– What types of initiatives are available?

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration
Hosted by Activation Capital and Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC)
Presented by JoAnne Goodnight, grant consultant (former NIH SBIR/STTR Program Director)


JoAnne Goodnight
JoAnne is an independent consultant who specializes in assisting small technology companies in preparing competitive SBIR/STTR grant applications. She has 25+ years of federal government service, most of which was spent at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) serving as the SBIRSTTR Program Coordinator. She brings extensive experience in virtually all aspects of the NIH SBIR/STTR programs and processes including identifying relevant topics, facilitating agency introductions, developing research plan strategies, editing proposals using key grantsmanship tips, and interpreting the myriad federal policies that pertain to grants and contracts. In addition to her NIH research administration roles, JoAnne has held positions at for-profit and nonprofit research institutions, including The Jackson Laboratory where she served as Director of Sponsored Research for nearly eight years until she retired in October 2020. JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Virginia Tech.