Entries by Beth Zalcman

AN INTRO TO SBIR

Part VI: Funding Opportunities These can be divided into 2 categories: solicited and unsolicited Unsolicited opportunities, also known as investigator-initiated or omnibus solicitations, or parent announcements are when investigators submit a solicitation with no specific solicitation. Many NIH institutes participate in the parent announcements. Approximately, two-thirds of all awards are unsolicited; even if you can’t […]

AN INTRO TO SBIR

Part V: Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Applications The due dates for SBIR/STTR applications are cyclic: January 5 April 5 June 5 September 5 It takes ~2 months from submission until review and score. It can take another 3-4 months to be awarded. The NIH has been working on reducing the amount of time it […]

AN INTRO TO SBIR

Part IV: The NIH Phased Program There are 3 phases to SBIR/STTR awards. Phase I: to establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential of the proposed R&D efforts. The awards to both SBIR/STTR generally do not exceed $225K; though for SBIR this amount is for 6 months, and for STTR, this amount is for […]