SBIR Series 2/4
Review prerequisites, planning, writing style, and aligning applications with priorities.
In this part, we will review prerequisites, high level planning, the importance of writing style, aligning an application with division priorities, engaging reviewers, application structure, the importance of advisory committees and academic collaborators, and a detailed approach to creating the Summary and Specific Aims sections, with examples.
Speaker: Dr. Jim O’Halloran, ScienceDocs Consultant
Dr. O’Halloran has more than 17 years of experience with the SBIR program and has received funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS). He has served as principal investigator on more than 20 grants, totaling more than $10M. He has also served as a selected reviewer for these same agencies for over a decade and is intimately familiar with the 5-axis proposal scoring processes and dynamics, upon which funding depends. As a deeply experienced reviewer, he is highly skilled on how best to emphasize a proposal’s strengths, avoid common pitfalls and tune proposals for review.