Join our team of SBIR experts and the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Center of Illinois for an SBIR/STTR webinar event from 1:00-2:00pm on Thursday, November 10.
Thinking about submitting an SBIR/STTR proposal to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? Learn about the available SBIR/STTR opportunities from NIH, corresponding deadlines, and process for submission. Plus, gain a deeper understanding of how to review the NIH Omnibus Solicitation. We will walk through the Omnibus and share insights about how to use information included in this annual open solicitation to prepare your NIH application. Learn steps to identify and contact a Program Officer, and what you need to know before you apply to NIH. This includes understanding the difference between various Institutes and Centers, their individual budget and program limitations, and more. If you are considering applying to NIH for an SBIR/STTR, this workshop will be a great first stop to learn more about the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) largest SBIR/STTR component, NIH.
Our presenter will be Kristen (Kris) Parmelee of the Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc., a member of the Illinois FAST Center consultant team. Kris is a proud graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). She started her career at an Indianapolis-based nonprofit in program development and management. After gaining initial experience in fund raising, Kris launched her own venture in 2000 with a focus on private foundation and federal grants. In 2005, she expanded her experience to include SBIR/STTR and for the past five years, has focused almost exclusively on SBIR/STTR and project management services.
This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. The link to the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration.
After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team.
Office Hours are also available weekly.
For more information and how to access more resources, visit the FAST Center at Illinois website. This program is open to all entrepreneurs in the State of Illinois seeking to access SBIR/STTR grant funding.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.