It was a pleasure and an honor to be invited to the Patriot Day held at Volk Field and Fort McCoy recently.
You’ve done the hard work….at least up until now. You worked for months to polish up your proposal, get the budget together, collect your letters of commercial interest, validated that your company and PI are eligible to receive an SBIR or STTR, and got everything submitted.
I occasionally get an email or phone call from a client about getting registered with System for Award Management (SAM), or perhaps renewing their SAM registration.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition. While we often hear our clients say that they “Don’t have any competition” or there are “No others doing this,” there is always some alternative that your customers can use or are using to solve the problem.
The Financial Plan is often missing or weak in Commercialization Plans I review.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition.
This is not a rigorous treatise on proposal writing or Grantsmanship 101.
With 11 different agencies, multiple deadlines, a choice between grants and contracts- how do you begin to search for the right SBIR/STTR opportunity for your company? Make your search a bit easier with the following how-to advice.
When writing a grant proposal it is always a good idea to have others look it over during the writing phase and most certainly during your final edits prior to submission.
Making your proposal easy to read An often overlooked aspect of an SBIR proposal involves neglecting to realize your reviewers are people who have to wade through a slew of proposals quickly and efficiently.