DUNS: the first step

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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SAM.GOV: the master registration

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 your or to…

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SBIR vs. STTR

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. Each program has…

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Writing Your Specific Aims

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 a reasonable understanding…

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The Phase I scope of work

One of the first steps in your Phase I SBIR/STTR journey is to decide what your small business would like to accomplish over the course of the project. It is…

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The SBIR Research Plan

The beating heart of the SBIR/STTR proposal is the Research Plan, a 6-20 page document that describes in detail your product development approach and rationale. While each agency has its…

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Rigor & Reproducibility in SBIRs

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

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Letters of Support

SBIR/STTR applicants are encouraged to provide Letters of Support in their applications. For first time applicants, it may not be entirely clear what the purpose of these letters are or…

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The SBIR/STTR 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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