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NIH SBIR/STTR: Specific Aims Clinic
June 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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 our expert will review some NIH Specific Aims page examples and use actual reviewer feedback to develop a good Aims page.
This clinic is designed for NIH applicants pursuing the Sept. 2022 NIH deadline. Space is limited!
- 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
- $150 Michigan-based companies
About the Presenter:
Megan Varnum, Ph.D., BBCetc Principal Consultant
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 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.
Training sponsored in part by:
MedHealth convenes innovators, providers, payers, funders, health systems, economic developers, and businesses to accelerate innovative solutions that improve the quality of care in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. MedHealth supports activities on both sides of the border that grow the medical device and digital health entrepreneurial ecosystem; contributes to the growth and retention of business, talent, and investment; and serves to position medical innovation as a catalyst of the regional economy.
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.