NIH SBIR/STTR Accelerator Cohort Informational Session:  Thursday, April 8, 9 – 10 AM.  Register Here!

Access up to $4-5 million for your project with strong commercial potential.  NIH’s SBIR/STTR programs invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s to improve health and save lives. A key objective is to translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.

After the informational session, each firm must submit a Project Pitch to be formally accepted into the NIH SBIR/STTR Cohort.  

The expected outcome of each Cohort attendee is to prepare and submit a high-quality proposal to secure NIH SBIR/STTR funding.  


April 8, 2021 – Information Session

April 16, 2021 – Deadline to submit a Project Pitch

Session Dates:

The formal NIH SBIR/STTR Cohort curriculum is covered in three (2) hour sessions followed by one on one individualized and customized assistance.

Office Hours via Zoom: Every Thursday, 9-10 AM

Cohort Curriculum:  The multi-week curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and tools to prepare and submit a high-quality research proposal.   All information sessions will be delivered online.  Following the formal education, we will then transition to preparing your proposal for submission to NIH.   The topics include:

  • NIH SBIR/STTR General Overview
  • Funding Opportunity Announcements
  • Electronic Registrations
  • Program Director Communications
  • Institute/Study Section Selection
  • Research Area – Topic Selection (Waived vs Non-Waived)
  • Clinical Trial vs Non-Clinical Trial
  • Planning the R&D Project
  • Proposal Requirements
  • Project Narrative
  • Project Summary
  • Specific Aims
  • Research Strategy
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Indirect Cost Rate Determination