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SBIR/STTR Grant Application Workshop

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Pearson Hall 1026, Duke University School of Nursing

307 Trent Dr

Durham, NC 27705

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With over $2 billion in funding available, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the complementary Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are excellent sources of early funding to support research and development projects in early stage start-ups.

Attend this intensive two-part seminar to learn how the SBIR and STTR programs can be used to obtain early funding for spin-out companies based on university innovation. Participants will learn from experts about the application and review process and best-practices for preparing a competitive proposal.

This series is ideal for those thinking about submitting an SBIR/ STTR grant in September or January. Seminar will include panels of past SBIR/ STTR winners, and a panel of reviewers.

Lunch and coffee provided.

Co-sponsored by Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Center (SBTDC).

Free to Duke faculty, staff, students and their guests. Registration for the first Friday will book you for both dates. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR BOTH EVENTS.



Session #1 - Friday, May 31

12:30 – 1:00 Registration Open

1:00 – 1:15 Participant Introductions

1:15 – 1:30 SBIR/STTR Federal Funding Overview

1:30 – 2:15 Getting Started with the STTR Proposal

  • Confirming that your project is ready for SBIR
  • Identifying institutes
  • Scientific review group

2:15 – 3:00 Before you Start to Write

  • Review grant application package (SF 424)
  • Prepare initial outline of budget
  • Organize team - who are the important players to have on board
  • Letters of support

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 3:45 Defining the Content of a Phase 1 Proposal

  • Specific Aims
  • Significance

3:45 – 4:30 Panel: Successful Transitions from RO1 to STTR funding

Session #2 - Friday, June 7

1:00 – 1:30 Follow-up from Last Session, Interactive Discussion

1:30 – 2:00 Defining the Content of a Phase 1 Proposal

  • Innovation
  • Approach
  • Facilities

2:00 – 3:00 Commercialization Planning – Preparing for Phase II and Beyond

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:15 Q&A with NIH Proposal Reviewers

  • Review process
  • Scoring criteria
  • Sample review comments
  • Scenarios after submission

4:15 – 4:30 Post Award Management

  • Accounting
  • Timesheets
  • Audits

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Durham, NC 27705

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