NIH & NSF SBIR Proposal Workshop

The first day of the workshop (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) is designed to provide in depth guidance on how to write a compelling Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and/or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both agencies will be covered this session! Co-hosted by the University of Wyoming Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub. Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work, how to plan your approach, and follow a step-by-step process to writing a compelling NIH and/or NSF SBIR/STTR proposal. Topics Covered Include: How to engage with NIH/NSF in advance to vet your ideas; Writing specific aims; What does “feasibility” mean; What to know about proposal reviewers; How to approach each section of the proposal; Commercialization plan requirements for each agency Budget basics – A step by step guide for writing your proposal! On the second day we will host one-on-one meetings with the Shannon Bass, BBCetc Principal Consultant from 8:30 am until noon. Presenter: Shannon Bass joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in April 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. A PI on multiple research grants, Shannon has assisted numerous start-ups in developing competitive NIH grant submissions, post-award management, commercialization, project management and building an effective team. She holds B.S degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019; 8:30 AM - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
UW Health Sciences Building, Room HS 293
1000 E University Ave Laramie WY 82071
Wyoming SBDC Network
Kelly Haigler Cornish
haigler@uwyo.edu, Phone: 307-766-2904
No cost for Wyoming residents and UW students

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