SBIR/STTR Grants vs. Contracts: How Are They Different?

When researching different options to secure non-dilutive SBIR/STTR funding for your company, you have probably noticed that SBIR/STTR funding can be categorized into two types: grants and contracts. In this…

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NSF Seeks SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals to Address COVID-19

The NSF is seeking Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the potential to positively impact the nation’s and…

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Where Can I Find Information on Intellectual Property?

Understanding the intellectual property process can be challenging for entrepreneurs and small businesses who are just getting off the ground. Engaging a intellectual property attorney is expensive, and inventors may…

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Common Abbreviations and Acronyms

Federal and other funding agencies BARDA – Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority CARB-X – Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator CDC – Centers for Disease Control DARPA – Defense…

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Success Rates for SBIR/STTR Grants

What is the Success Rate? Success rates are the percentages of all proposals (both scored and non-scored) submitted in a prior year that ultimately received awards. The U.S. Small Business…

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How Do I Develop A Budget?

What budget-related documents are required for Phase I and Phase II proposals? Whether you are submitting a Phase I or Phase II SBIR/STTR proposal, you must provide detailed information on…

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How Do I Register for a DUNS Number?

Registration is free! The DUNS number is required for SAM and grants.gov registrations, and for all Federal proposal submissions. The DUNS is unique for each physical location of a business,…

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