Next bootcamp starting June 1st, 2022 

 

Join Life Science Washington Institute on June 1 and 8, for our three-part virtual grant writing bootcamp to help demystify SBIR/STTR funding routes.

This series is for anyone interested in learning more about SBIR and STTR funding opportunities and those who want to effectively compete for these awards to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The bootcamp serves as an “intro” to the SBIR/STTR programs. At the end of the series, participants will be equipped and prepared to submit a proposal for SBIR or STTR funding.

When: Wednesday, June 1 Part I, Time: 12- 1:30 pm Workshop

Wednesday, June 8 Part II, Time: 12-1:30 pm Workshop

Part III, TBD –  BBC SBIR/STTR Intense Workshop

Where: Hosted virtually only, You will receive login information after registration, LIVE attendance only, session is NOT recorded

Who Should Participate?: This bootcamp series is for anyone interested in learning more about SBIR and STTR funding opportunities, and for those who want to effectively compete for these awards to develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

Cost & Registration: The workshop is FREE! Register here for Part I & II.

Format: Two interactive sessions, weekly assignments to help you prepare to submit your proposal, and the opportunity to receive feedback on assignments throughout the bootcamp.  At the end of the series, participants will be equipped to begin the process of preparing a proposal for SBIR or STTR funding. Richard Giersch will lead the bootcamp.

Free 1:1 consults available with Rich Giersche available for those who attend. Please email aylin@lswinstitute.org to sign up for a consultation.

 

SBIR/STTR Funding:
Need funding for your technology? We can help!1. Find a funding opportunity announcement (FOA)
  • NIH Matchmaker can be used to conduct keyword searches of a particular topic area to help you identify Institutes or Centers that have previously funded research in that area.
  • Search the 2022 Program Descriptions and Research Topics to identify priority research areas. 
  • View targeted SBIR/STTR funding announcements, focused on specific research areas.
2. Register for the LSW Institute SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
  • “Demystifying SBIR/STTR Funding” June 1 and 8 (No cost to attend)
  • “Essentials of the NIH” TBD (No cost to attend; RSVP here)
Next Omnibus Solicitation Deadline: April 5, 2022
Please check all due dates to ensure you allow plenty of time to complete the registration process and prepare and submit your proposal. There are five required registrations and the proposal submissions process is multi-step. If you’d like assistance with your proposal, please contact aylin@lswinstitute.org to schedule an advisory meeting.

Rich Giersch is Strategic Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Life Science Washington Institute and a principal investigator on a $3.5MM STTR that networks 24 academic institutions and is focused on building the commercialization ecosystem for life science companies in the Southeast US. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for the Bioscience Association of West Virginia, and CEO of WV based Valtari Bio.

Rich has held Director level positions at two venture capital firms, was the chief operating officer of a biotech company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and the Chief Science Officer for the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University. He has helped companies secure over $100 million in federal funding, tax, and relocation incentives and written over $15M in successful SBIR/STTR applications.