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Essentials for NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Planning

June 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Program: 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Join NIH expert, Andrea Johanson, PhD, for this session on NIH SBIR/STTR proposal planning.  Andrea will cover SBIR/STTR basics and give you a clear understanding of NIH SBIR/STTR program goals. She will provide advice on how to:

  • Choose the Institute or Center best “fits” your project,

  • Talk to NIH,

  • Develop a strategic plan for your project,

  • Write a strong Specific Aims,

  • Approach other sections of the proposal, and

  • Meet reviewer expectations.

Optional One-on-One Meetings: 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Bring your questions and discuss your project with Andrea. Get information, guidance and tips.

Training is on the 6th Floor, Conference A Map

About Andrea Johnson, PhD, Principal Consultant, BBCetc

Andrea has over 20 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, in the UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge 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 12, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Wayne State University
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202 United States


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