at 4:59 pm #1837AnonymousInactive
When you receive your summary statement, you will know if you are being considered for an award. There is a period of due diligence during which your PD will connect with the PI and the team and request the PI to provide certain certifications and additional information. This doesn’t happen if you are not considered for funding, so you may receive your summary statements and a rejection together.
It’s a bit of a convoluted process and we have noticed the NSF is taking longer to make funding decisions than in previous years. Feel free to touch base with us once you get your summary statement and we can help you determine next steps.
Staceyat 12:25 am #1989ShobaParticipant
How particular is NSF on a PI having a Ph.D.?
For instance, NIH policy states the SBIR does not need to have a PhD but the reality is that the reviewers absolutely want to see a PI with a PhD.
Similarly, though NSF says the SBIR PI does not need to have a PhD – will the NSF reviewers have the same NIH-reviewers type of expectation of a PI with a Ph.D. ?
Thanksat 6:23 pm #2010nitesh@EGCModerator
If the PI has extensive experience in the relevant area that can be clearly described, then this will typically be considered as sufficient. Specific successful outcomes achieved by the PI in the relevant area will be seen as a big positive even in the absence of a PhD.
Nitesh.at 12:32 am #2534ShobaParticipant
Does NSF Phase I SBIR have TABA funds?
Thanksat 12:56 pm #2535lindsay@EGCModerator
No, NSF only offers TABA for active Phase II SBIR/STTR awards at this time (see item #3 here for details).
Please let us know if you have any additional questions!
Lindsayat 9:26 pm #2677AnonymousInactive
I am a team member of an NSF SBIR project(Phase II). We have gone through a due diligence, got an award recommendation, and then finished the CAP financial/administrative review.
Still, we’re waiting for the decision.
An award recommendation from our program director has been handed over to the division, and it’s been 3 months.
Is this a bad sign? I’d like to know if it’s common to get a rejection of the award even at this last stage.
Yousufat 3:29 pm #2680Stephen@EGCModerator
The NSF has no set timeline from recommendation to award and it is common for this part of the process to take a few months so this is not a bad sign. I recommend sending an email to get an update and determine if any additional information is needed.
Stephenat 10:26 pm #3730AnonymousInactive
What is the due diligence process like for NSF Phase I? We received feedback from our PM that we’ve been reviewed highly, but they now want to conduct some due diligence before making any award. Just wondering what to expect/prepare for. Thank youat 2:44 pm #3738Lu@EGCModerator
Hi Kentucky1987, it’s great news that your proposal was reviewed highly. Your NSF Program Director (PD) will reach out and provide very detailed instructions on what information/materials he/she needs from you. Different companies may receive different requests. Usually, the requests can be 1) response to action items from review panel; 2) response to additional action items from PD; 3) SBIR/STTR funding agreement (a fillable form); 4) SBIR/STTR administrative questions (a fillable form); 5) budget modification/clarification; 6) Project Abstract for public release (standard format will be provided). Upon receiving the requests, please acknowledge the receipt of the email and provide the requested information within the suggested timeline. Let us know if you have additional questions! -Lu
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