SBIResource NIH 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 cohort program (application deadline: midnight January 15).

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

To apply for the cohort program, complete the application

Program Outline:

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


Cohort-based Follow-On Webinars to Prepare Participants for the April 5 NIH Due Date

Feb. 12 Webinar- Contacting NIH and Writing Specific Aims

Feb. 5 Webinar – Intro to the Program and Getting Registered so You Can Submit

Feb. 19 Webinar- Budget Development, Budget Justification and Subcontracts

Feb 26 Webinar – The Biosketches and Facilities Sections

Mar. 12 Webinar – Formidable Forms, ASSIST and the NIH Checklist

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

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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