Free webinar offered for prepping SBIR/STTR proposals


SHARPhub logoCHELSEA, Michigan (April 29, 2021)—SHARPhub is hosting a free webinar next week about SBIR/STTR proposal prep for National Institutes of Health grant funding.

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are federal research and development grant funds administered by a dozen government agencies, including the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Department of Defense, to name a few. Each year, the top two programs award more than $3 billion to small businesses.

Open to the public, the webinar will cover the differences between SBIR and STTR, how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to research awarded projects, registrations, etc.  The webinar will also cover how to prepare an SBIR proposal, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., central standard time. Event organizers ask that those interested in this free event to please register at:

SHARPhub provides this opportunity at no charge as a part of its mission to coach and provide opportunities and resources that would help commercialize life-science innovations in the Midwest. SHARPhub is the technology transfer hub for the Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership, which is a collaboration between BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting and the five-state Midwestern region.

The planned agenda for the webinar:

  • Quick SBIR/STTR Overview; NIH Essentials (including navigating; NIH RePORTER; registrations; review criteria)
  • Proposal Prep 1: Specific Aims, Research Strategy; using SA to contact NIH
  • Proposal Prep 2: Budgets, Biosketches, Facilities, and Resources
  • Questions; next steps for SHARPhub program


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