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BBCetc Aims Clinic

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Your Specific Aims page is the most important page in your NIH SBIR/STTR proposal. Join this virtual clinic and discover how to craft the strongest possible Aims page to make the best impression on your reviewers. In this interactive 2-hour clinic we’ll review some NIH Specific Aims page examples and use actual reviewer feedback to develop a good Aims page.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the Aims page so important
  • The key pieces of information reviewers look for
  • How to use your Aims page to gauge program manager’s interest
  • How to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls

Registration is limited, reserve your spot now:

  • $250
  • $150 Michigan-based companies

SHARPhub companies should register at sharpideahub.com


About the Presenters:

Megan Varnum, Ph.D.
Megan joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2019 with a wealth of experience in leading biological technologies on the path to commercialization. As CEO of FibrosIX Inc., a Michigan company developing compounds for the treatment or prevention of fibrosis-related disorders, Megan was involved in all aspects of planning and operation of the company. This included writing an SBIR grant proposal, which was awarded from the NCI. Her prior experience includes serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Michigan State University’s Spartan Innovations where she assisted MSU researchers in translating their technologies into startup businesses. While at MSU, she managed the launch of two startups and assisted in preparation of both NIH and NSF SBIR proposals. Megan received a B.S degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a PhD from Boston University.

Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program?  The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.


June 24
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Live Workshop


BBCetc Aims Clinic