Call for Proposals: MTRAC Transportation $100K Award

*The University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Proposals. *

Receive up to *$100K* for further development and commercialization of your research. This program targets transportation technologies that address future or poorly met market needs in areas such as:
* advanced transportation materials
* robotics and autonomy
* sensors
* electric vehicle drivetrain propulsion
* software/controls/data
* advanced manufacturing processes

For more information -*cfe.umich.edu/mtrac-transportation <https://umich.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c84ffe590f613276ad56cd0f&id=105ee1e5a7&e=6b50aa9921>
Deadline for proposal submission is March 13, 2018 – APPLY NOW <https://umich.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c84ffe590f613276ad56cd0f&id=67cdf84fdf&e=6b50aa9921>*

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Director, Eric Petersen <mailto:ericp@umich.edu>. <mailto:ericp@umich.edu?subject=MTRAC%202018%20RFP%20Inquiry>


NIH: Learn About New Clinical Trial Requirements

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has an important legacy of conducting and funding clinical trials. As stewards of the nation’s investment in heart, lung, blood, and sleep research, the NHLBI continues to work with its partners on optimizing NHLBI’s clinical trials enterprise through robust management, oversight, and monitoring of clinical trials.

Over the last few years, the National Institutes of Health has begun implementing a series of clinical trials reforms designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These reforms affect grants and contracts involving clinical trials, and several changes took effect on January 25, 2018.

Below are several key NIH reforms of importance to the NHLBI research community:

  • Clinical trial-specific funding opportunities: Applications and proposals involving clinical trials with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, must be submitted to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or request for proposal (RFP) that explicitly states it will accept clinical trials. After January 25, 2018, the NIH will only accept clinical trial applications when submitted to parent announcements or other FOAs that specify clinical trials.
  • New Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information form: The NIH will require the use of a new application form that consolidates all information related to human subjects and clinical trials into one place, and also expands the information required for studies that meet the NIH definition of a clinical trial. This form will be included in the new FORMS-E Application Packages to be used for all due dates after January 25, 2018. 
  • Single IRB policy for multi-site research: For applications with due dates after January 25, 2018, and contract solicitations published after January 25, 2018, the NIH expects that all sites participating in multi-site studies that involve non-exempt human subjects research funded by the NIH will use a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) to conduct the ethical review required for the protection of human subjects.  This requirement applies to all applicable human subjects studies, not just trials.
  • Registering and reporting for NIH-funded clinical trials: All NIH-funded clinical trials are expected to register and submit results information to ClinicalTrials.gov to help ensure that information about clinical trials and their results are made publicly available, in a timely manner.
  • Clinical Trials Protocol Template for Phase II and III Clinical Trials Conducted Under an IND or IDE: Investigators are encouraged to use a template and electronic protocol-writing tool, developed by the NIH and the Food and Drug Administration, to help evaluate the scientific basis of their assumptions, minimize uncertainty in the interpretation of outcomes, and prevent loss of data.
  • Good Clinical Practice Training: The NIH expects all NIH-funded clinical investigators and trial staff who are involved in the design, conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials to be trained in Good Clinical Practice to help ensure the safety, integrity, and quality of clinical trials.

Resources for more information:

Any questions? Please email: NHLBIClinicalTrials@mail.nih.gov


Instructors Needed for Summer Youth Programs

As Summer Youth Programs (SYP) gears up for another exciting season, we are constantly seeking ways to make explorations engaging, impactful and fun for all participants.

With the semester coming to a close, enrollment is strong—more than 360 participants have already enrolled, with several major program deadlines rapidly approaching. We have hired nearly 65 undergraduate and graduate student staff, built our executive team and begun preparations for our annual move to Wadsworth Hall.

At this time, one remaining hurdle is finding instructors and TA’s to deliver academic curriculum for several of our popular explorations. What does it take to be an SYP Instructor or TA? Enthusiasm is a must, and previous classroom experience is ideal. If you are interested in delivering structured, hands-on learning to excited and engaged students from across the country, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more at SYP Instructors.

Here is a list of courses for which we are still hiring instructors:

  • Digital Photography (June 18 – 22 and June 25 – 29)
    • Instructors Needed: 1 – TAs: 1
    • June 18 – 22 (grades 9-11 / capacity 20 students) and June 25 – 29 (grades 6-8 / capacity 15 students)
    • Digital photography combines the art, technology and the great outdoors. Students will capture images on explorations throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, which offers beautiful shorelines, waterfalls and abandoned mine structures. They will also learn about exposure, composition and visualization and refine your images with software. Instructors should have photography and editing experience for this course.
  • Rocketry and Space Science (June 18 – 22 and June 25 – 29)
    • Instructors Needed: 1 – TAs: 1
    • June 18 – 22 (grades 6-8 / capacity 15 students) and June 25 – 29 (grades 9-11 / capacity 15 students)
    • Students in this course will learn about aerodynamics and propulsion while building their own rockets. During the week, they use software to explore design elements, build a homemade rocket, explore concepts in physics and engineering, and learn about careers in space science. The week culminates with the students launching rockets at the Gay Stamp Sands. The instructor should be comfortable working with middle and high school students, have experience in rocketry/space science, and have confidence explaining STEM topics to a wide variety of learners.
  • Aquatic Ecology Field Study at Gratiot Lake 
    • Instructors Needed: 1 – TAs: 1
    • June 25 – 29 (grades 9-11 / capacity 8 students)
    • Students will spend a week out at the rustic Noblet Field Station on Gratiot Lake. During the week, they will explore ecological topics as they relate to lakes, rivers, wetlands and streams. Aquatic plants, insects, mammals, birds, fishes and many other topics are welcome—past activities have included extensive canoeing, water quality testing, learning about beaver dams, plant identification, and much more. Instructors should be comfortable with rustic cabin accommodations and have experience in some aspects of aquatic ecology. Instructor or TA should be, or be willing to become, First Aid/CPR certified.
  • Wildlife Ecology (July 9 – 13)
    • Instructors Needed: 1 – TAs Needed: 1
    • July 9 – 13 (grades 6-8 / capacity 12 students)
    • The U.P. has many striking habitats that support a wide variety of plant and animal species. Students will get a close look at the importance of protecting and conserving our natural resources for the sake of the living things that rely on them while exploring the diverse and beautiful environments and habitats of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Their observational skills will be challenged as they search for animal tracks, signs, scents, sounds and other indicators of quality habitats. Track animals using telemetry with a map and compass. Identify and make plaster castings of animal tracks and learn how to set noninvasive hidden camera and hair traps. Instructors should have a familiarity with the area and these topics.
  • PAAMEE: Preparing African American Males for Energy and Education(July 16 – 20 and July 23 – 27)
    • Instructors Needed: 3 – TA’s Needed: 3
    • July 16 – 20 (grades 10-11 / three sections each capped at 20 students) and July 23 – 27 (grades 10-11 / three sections each capped at 20 students)
    • A National Science Foundation sponsored project, 120 students from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) will participate in a multi-week program centered on the engineering and science of renewable energy (specifically wind and solar). The program is designed to attract and retain these students and their participation in science and engineering fields. The students will begin the summer spending a week at Michigan State University in June, then attend Michigan Tech SYP in July. Additional project partners include Lawrence Tech, Oakland University, Walker-Miller, Consumers Energy and Marathon Oil. Instructors should be comfortable working with high school students, have experience delivering renewable energy science curriculum and have confidence explaining STEM topics to a wide variety of learners.

SYP invites interested applicants to contact us via cpcojobs@mtu.edu.


Deadline Extended: World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition

Deadline Extended:
World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition

On the occasion of the centennial of World War I, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding an open competition for scholars under the age of 30 to research and write a scholarly paper on a major aspect of how scientists and engineers in the United States were engaged in the World War I effort. The focus, drawing on the creation of the National Research Council associated with World War I, is on institutional changes (e.g., the charter of the NRC) and the research enterprise in America. In effect, scholars should look at how the war experience shaped long-term relationships among scientists and engineers and U.S. policymakers regarding national security and public welfare. Research grants in the amount of $5,000.00 will be available to five scholars who submit the most compelling proposals by February 28, 2018. Proposals will be judged by a NAS review committee, and the authors of the best proposals will be invited to submit fully developed research papers. A winning paper will selected by the review committee, and the paper’s author will be awarded a $10,000.00 prize.

Learn More »

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Training Modules to Enhance the Rigor and Reproducibility of Biomedical Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-GM-18-002)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility [NCTRI] (P50 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-HD-19-017)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HL-19-001)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): April 6, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HL-19-002)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): April 6, 2018, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-601)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates), by 5:00 PM

  • Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-602)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates), by 5:00 PM

  • Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-603)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates), by 5:00 PM

  • Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-607)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Development of Novel and Emerging Technologies for Cryogenic or Long-term Preservation and Revival of Drosophila and Zebrafish Genetic Stocks (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-609)
    National Institutes of Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Development of Novel and Emerging Technologies for Cryogenic or Long-term Preservation and Revival of Drosophila and Zebrafish Genetic Stocks (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-610)
    National Institutes of Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22 Clinical Trials Required)
    (PA-18-613)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-614)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Pilot and Feasibility Studies of HIV and Animal Models for HIV Infection within the Mission of NIDDK (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-615)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • Understanding Processes of Recovery in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-619)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Understanding Processes of Recovery in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-620)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-621)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 1, 2018; June 1,2019; June 1, 2020

  • Disease Mechanisms of Prenatal and Pediatric Hydrocephalus (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-622)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Tools to Enhance the Study of Prenatal and Pediatric Hydrocephalus (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-623)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NIDA Small Research Grant Program (R03 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-626)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • NIDA Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15, Clinical Trials Required)
    (PA-18-627)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-596)
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 17, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Clincal Observational (CO) Studies in Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic, and Skin Diseases (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-597)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): July 2, 2018; November 2, 2018, March 4, 2019, July 2, 2019; November 4, 2019 March 3, 2020, July 2, 2020, November 3, 2020, by 5:00 PM

  • High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-598)
    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2018), by 5:00 PM

  • Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-599)
    National Institutes of Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-600)
    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2018, by 5:00

  • Vet-LIRN Network Capacity-Building Projects
    (PAR-18-604)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 February 1, 2019, May 1, 2019, September 2, 2019 February 3, 2020, May 1, 2020, September 1, 2020 February 1, 2021, May 3, 2021, September 1, 2021 February 1, 2022, May 2, 2022, September 1, 2022 February 1, 2023, May 1, 2023, September 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

  • Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-605)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 11, 2018; October 10, 2018; April 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-606)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 11, 2018; October 10, 2018; April 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-608)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-611)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 27, 2018; October 24, 2018; June 27, 2019; October 24, 2019; June 27, 2020, by 5:00 PM

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-612)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 27, 2018; October 24, 2018; June 27, 2019; October 24, 2019; June 27, 2020), by 5:00 PM

  • Traceback Testing: Increasing Identification and Genetic Counseling of Mutation Carriers through Family-based Outreach (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-616)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Exploratory Clinical Trials for Small Business (R42) – Clinical Trial Required
    (PAR-18-617)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NINDS Exploratory Clinical Trials for Small Business (R44) – Clinical Trial Required
    (PAR-18-618)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Mechanistic investigations of psychosocial stress effects on opioid use patterns (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAS-18-624)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mechanistic investigations of psychosocial stress effects on opioid use patterns (R21- Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAS-18-625)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM 

Nominations Open for Bhakta Rath Award and the Michigan Tech Research Award

The Vice President for Research Office is accepting nominations for the Bhakta Rath Research Award. The award offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the fields of physical and natural sciences and engineering. For complete submission guidelines, see Rath Research Award.
The Vice President for Research Office is also accepting nominations for the Michigan Tech Research Award, which offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievements in research. For complete submission guidelines, see Michigan Tech Research Award.

Nominations should be submitted electronically in PDF format per the guidelines on the web pages no later than 4 p.m. on March 8th. All nominations should be sent to me at nichopp@mtu.edu.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Graduate School Emergency Fund

Our new Emergency Fund program is live and students can start to apply. If you know of any students in need, please guide them to our website – https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/academic/emergency-fund/ . If anyone has any questions about the program, please contact me.

Regards,
Jacque

Jacque Smith ’85
Personal pronouns: he/him/his
Director of Graduate Enrollment Services
Life Director – Michigan Tech Alumni Association
Michigan Technological University
401A Administration Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

906-487-1434



NHLBI Funding & Resource Opportunities

Feb 6 & 7 Webinars – NIH SBIR/STTR 2018 Omnibus (Parent) Grant Solicitations

Two informational webinars next week:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET 

HHS SBIR/STTR PHS 2018-2 Grant Clinical Trial Parent Webinar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET 

HHS SBIR/STTR PHS 2018-2 Grant Non-Clinical Trial Omnibus Webinar

 SBIR:  PA-18-573  & PA-18-574

STTR:  PA-18-575 & PA-18-576

NIH has launched a new series of initiatives to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. ALL applications, including SBIR/STTR, proposing any specific aims that meet NIH’s definition of a clinical trial must now be submitted to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that specifically states it accepts clinical trials. These initiatives target key points along the whole clinical trial lifecycle. READ the PHS 2018-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics and learn more about these changes:  HERE

Deadlines: April 5, 2018; September 5, 2018; January 7, 2019; April 5, 2019

New NIH “FORMS-E” Grant Application Forms and Instructions for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018. Read the Full Notice: NOT-OD-18-009

For more information, please contact NHLBI SBIR through our NHLBI Small Biz Inquiry Form and checkout our YouTube channel:  NHLBI Small Biz Hangouts


Summer 2018 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH

Apply by March 5, 2018: PA-18-517

SBIR and STTR Phase I grantees are invited to join the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) at NIH program.  I-Corps™ at NIH  supports biomedical innovation and translation, with the goal of expediting the product  development of technologies that address the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. The 8-week, hands-on program provides funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to teach participants  how to focus business plans and move a technology closer to those who need it most.

For more information or questions on the I-Corps™ at NIH program, please visit NCI SBIR Development Center or contact:

Mike Pieck, PhD, mike.pieck@nih.gov
Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination, NHLBI

Dates to remember:

February 5, 2018 – earliest submission date

March 5, 2018 – due date to apply to I‐Corps™ at NIH, Phase I grant must be active through at least June 1, 2018

April 9, 2018 – Phone Interview

April 30, 2018 – Notice of Award

June 18-21, 2018 – Course Kick-off

June 27, July 11,18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 2018 – Web-Ex Courses

August 13 & 14, 2018 – Course Close-out/Lessons-Learned


Oct 30 – Nov 1 Save the Date: Meet with NHLBI at the HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

20th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

October 30 – November 1, 2018

Dallas, Texas

Register not open yet

This conference is relevant to a diverse audience, including biomedical entrepreneurs; principal investigators; grants and contracts administrators; and industry partners and investors.

Top 3 Reasons to Attend:

1.  Meet one-on-one with HHS SBIR/STTR program managers

Over 100 federal staff, including representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be holding one-on-one meetings and giving presentations. You will have the chance to get one-on-one feedback about your technology proposal!

2.  Hear from successful HHS SBIR/STTR awardees 

Gain first-hand knowledge from experienced and successful applicants, potential funding partners and companies during interactive workshops and sessions. These sessions include a diverse group of successful awardees, including women-owned small businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses.

3.  Learn how to develop a competitive application

Many sessions focus on how to develop and submit your SBIR/STTR application. Topics include:

  • How to submit your SBIR/STTR grant proposal electronically via ASSIST
  • FDA regulatory requirements for drugs and devices
  • Important considerations to protect your intellectual property
  • Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for SBIR/STTR proposal development
  • Understanding indirect costs and financial accounting systems
  • What you need to know about human subjects and animal research
  • The differences between SBIR grants and contracts

Meet NHLBI Small Business Experts

02/1802/21AUTM 2018 – Phoenix, AZ

03/0303/06CRT 2018 – Washington, DC