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NIH Proposal Prep
July 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. This workshop will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) SBIR/STTR program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs.
Expect to learn:
- Registration process necessary for submission
- Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
- How to approach each section of the proposal
- Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more.
Presenter: Andrea Johanson, Ph.D.
Andrea is a BBCetc Sr. Principal Consultant with over 25 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. Andrea has also served as an international consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK
Presenter: Megan Varnum, Ph.D.
Megan joined BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting 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 STTR grant proposal, which was awarded from the National Cancer Institute. 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 STTR proposals. A former Research Associate of the Scripps Research Institute, Megan received a B.S degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a PhD from Boston University.
Funds for the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.