SBIResource Cohort Program

An initiative of the University of Delaware Small Business Development Center, the NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Cohort Program will select a cohort of companies through a competitive process and provide each with one-on-one expert proposal development assistance targeting submission for the April 5, 2018 NIH SBIR/STTR deadline.

Phase I cohort companies will receive 5 hours of one-on-one proposal development assistance. Phase II cohort companies will receive 10 hours of assistance. Additional hours will be the responsibility of the company at $200/hr.

The Jan. 10-11 Intensive SBIR/STTR training above is MANDATORY for companies planning to apply for the DESBDC cohort (application deadline: midnight January 15).

To register for the January 10-11 workshop,  go here

To apply for the cohort program, email Daniel Eliot,

Program Outline:

Jan. 10-11         1.5-day Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Jan. 15               Cohort Application deadline Monday, with assessment calls to follow

Jan. 25             Cohort member decisions made

Jan. 26             Notifications to applicants

Wk of Jan. 29    Communication with cohort regarding training schedule and deadlines begins

What can you expect in the cohort?

Once you’ve attended the 1.5 day workshop, have applied for the cohort, and have been accepted, now you’ll work with the DSBDC and BBC to develop your proposal. We’ll have a series of weekly informative webinars, covering:

  • Intro to the program and getting registered in all the required databases so you can submit
  • Writing specific aims
  • Budget development, budget justification, and subcontracts
  • Biosketches and facilities
  • Formidable forms, ASSIST, and the NIH checklist
  • Pushing the button and tracking your submission

You’ll also receive 5 hours of 1:1 proposal development assistance for phase 1 & 10 hours for phase II applicants.

*A nominal fee will be charged to participate in the cohort program.

Assistance Provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) BBCetc is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging technology companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth.  BBCetc consultants have trained thousands of entrepreneurs in how to prepare winning SBIR/STTR proposals and coached hundreds of companies one-on-one through the process.

This program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Delaware, & the University of Delaware. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact the Delaware SBDC by email, or by phone: 302-831-1555

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