NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Virtual Classroom

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11/04/2021  – 11/04/2021
8:30 am  – 2:00 pm  EST


The National Institutes of Health award over $1B annually to small businesses.  This workshop is a must if you are considering a National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR or STTR submission. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, you’ll receive detailed instruction on developing a competitive proposal for NIH’s SBIR/STTR program.

Session Topics Include:


  • An overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, including eligibility, and sources of funding;
  • Registration process necessary for submission;
  • An introduction to NIH, and essential information for selecting an institute appropriate for your technology;
  • How to contact and communicate with program officials;
  • How to approach each section of the proposal;
  • NIH Proposal Prep: Understanding the NIH review process, writing your Specific AIMS page, research strategy and preparing proposal components for maximum impact; the importance of your team, facilities and budget;
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations;
  • Common pitfalls, how to avoid them, and more!


This session is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Andrea Johanson, Ph.D, Principal Consultant, BBC ETC

Megan Varnum, Ph.D, Principal Consultant, BBC ETC

TIME: 8:30AM-2:00PM

COST: Virginia based companies/Va. University $25; All Others $75