Resubmission of Unfunded NSF Phase I Proposals
Unlike Phase II proposals, NSF allows resubmission of unfunded Phase I SBIR and STTR proposals...but only if "substantial revisions" have been made in response to the reviewer comments. The current solicitations (SBIR closes June 16; STTR closes June 18, 2015) instruct applicants who are preparing a resubmission to include a one-page Supplementary Document entitled "Resubmission Change Description." The document should detail the revisions that have been made to the proposal.
Because the Resubmission Change Description is limited to one-page it will be difficult to provide the details of every revision in this limited space. Therefore, BBCetc advises that clients use the opportunity to "guide" reviewers to the appropriate revisions by:
- Listing the major categories of critiques from previous reviewers.
- Describing in a general manner how the critiques were addressed.
- Identifying where in the revised proposal the appropriate revisions can be found. Read on
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BBCetc's intro to SBIR/STTR webinar "ABC's of SBIR/STTR Program Goals & Eligibility: Is it for You?" with Lisa Kurek is now available on YouTube. Check it out and spread the word!
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for DOD
SBIR/STTR 101: Intro & Overview
Proposal Prep Essentials-NSF, DOD, DOE, USDA
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop
- Commercialization Planning for NSF
Apr 23 - Policies & Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees
May 5 - DOD's SBIR/STTR Program and Current Topics Review
May 19 - Commercialization Planning for DOD
May 20 - How to Prepare a Credible Budget for Your DOD Proposal
May 28 - Forms, Budgets and Electronic Submission for NSF
Attend Lisa Kurek's SBIR/STTR Overview
workshop at the Conference on June 15 - morning and afternoon sessions available!
17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference
(Registration opens in May.)
Opens May 16, closes June 16
Dept. of Commerce-Nat'l Institute of Standards & Technology 2015 NIST-SBIR-01 Closes May 5
SBIR Funding for Educational Technologies
Hear agency experts from NIEHS SRP, EPA, and NSF discuss opportunities for the development of education learning and assistance technologies through SBIR/STTR. Presentations will detail upcoming funding solicitation timelines and program-specific topics.
Wed, April 11, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
The payline is the impact score or percentile ranking at which the likelihood of NIH SBIR/STTR funding goes from high to low. Having a score less than or equal to the payline is a good indication, though not a guarantee of funding; check with the Program Officer indicated on your summary statement. Also, some Institutes/Centers (IC) may skip applications within their payline or reach beyond the payline to fund an application to maintain mission focus, balance portfolios or limit redundancy. Check the relevant IC to see if they have published the payline on their website -- some do, some don't.
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