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NIH SBIR/STTR: Proposal Preparation Intensive
September 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? If you are targeting the January 5, 2024 submission deadline, you better start the process now! During this workshop, our experts will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. 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!
- $75 Michigan-based companies
About the Presenter:
BBCetc Senior Principal Consultant, 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 Master’s in plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.
BBCetc Principal Consultant 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 SBIR 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 SBIR 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.
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.