Common Abbreviations and Acronyms

February 10, 2020 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…

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Success Rates for SBIR/STTR Grants

January 22, 2020 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…

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How Do I Develop A Budget?

January 22, 2020 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…

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How Do I Register for a DUNS Number?

January 16, 2020 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…

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How Do I Register on SAM.gov?

January 16, 2020 You can register for free! Beware of scams trying to get you to pay for SAM.gov registration! You do not need to pay a company to register…

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Upcoming 2020 Changes to SAM.gov

January 16, 2020 SAM.gov will migrate to https://beta.sam.gov sometime in the next 3-6 months. It is listed as currently “in progress”. At some point, the beta.sam.gov website may be renamed…

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Where Can I Find Statistical Resources?

January 10, 2020 XLSTAT (Addinsoft) has a useful grid to help you determine which statistical test you should use to analyze your data. The Experimental Design Assistant (EDA) has a…

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What is Rigor and Reproducibility?

December 18, 2019 Rigor and reproducibility has been a major topic in biomedical, physical, and social science research as scientist have recognized the importance of thoroughness and independent reproducibility. Beginning…

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How to Write Your Specific Aims Page

November 27, 2019 The specific aims page is a critical page in an SBIR/STTR application.  The aims page should be treated as a standalone page from which a reviewer can gain…

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SBIR vs. STTR- Which is Right for Me?

November 21, 2019 Deciding which program — SBIR or STTR — is appropriate for you and your proposal is one of the first tasks when preparing to apply for funding.…

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