23 Tell them what they want to hear not what you want to tell them
Further criteria are always added by the reviewers!
24 Start with the End in Mind!Review Criteria
Does the proposed project have commercial potential to lead to a marketable product or process
What may be the anticipated commercial and societal benefits of the proposed activity
If the aims of the application are achieved how will scientific knowledge be advanced
Does the proposal lead to enabling technologies (e.g. instrumentation software) for further discoveries
Will the technology have a competitive advantage over existing/alternate technologies that can meet the market needs
25 Start with the End in Mind!Review Criteria
Are the conceptual framework design methods and analyses adequately developed well integrated and appropriate to the aims of the project
Is the proposed plan a sound approach for establishing technical and commercial feasibility
Does the applicant acknowledge potential problem areas and consider alternative strategies
Are the milestones and evaluation procedures appropriate
26 Start with the End in Mind!Review Criteria
Does the project challenge existing paradigms or employ novel technologies approaches or methodologies
Are the aims original and innovative
27 Start with the End in Mind!Review Criteria
Is the Principal Investigator capable of coordinating and managing the proposed SBIR/STTR
Is the work proposed appropriate to the experience level of the Principal Investigator and other researchers including consultants and subcontractors (if any)
Are the relationships of the key personnel to the small business and to other institutions appropriate for the work proposed
28 SBIR Scientific Review Criteria
Progress in phase I Demonstration of feasibility
Product development plan
Measurable goals in phase I
Product Development Plan
29 ABSTRACT Stated Guidelines
State the applications broad long term objectives and specific aims.
Make reference to the health-relatedness of the project.
Describe concisely the research design and methods for achieving goals.
Discuss potential for innovation.
Avoid summaries of past accomplishments and the use of first person.
Do not exceed 200 words.
30 Grantsmanship ABSTRACT
What is the problem addressed ( Must be public health problem!!)
31 Application Focus Should be Research and Impact
NIH reviewers are most comfortable with hypothesis-driven research.
If proposal primarily development still focus on research.
Clearly state importance of product to a public health concern and its impact.
32 Grantsmanship Specific Aims Section (One Page)
Statement of long term health-related goal (1 sentence)
Background/significance of problem (1-2 sentences)
Preliminary data/state of the art (2-3 sentences)
Data gaps/controversy (1-2 sentences)
Clearly defined hypothesis/specific goal
( 1-2 sentences)
33 Specific Aims (Contd)
2-5 aims ( One sentence each)
Specifically focused to prove hypothesis/develop product
Logical order with no dead ends
Emphasize novel product and innovative approach and impact on field ( 2-3 sentences)
34 The aims should be endpointsso it can be easily determined if they have been met!! 35 The aims should be endpointsso it can be easily determined if they have been met!!Aim 1. To determine iforAim 1. To characterize 36 Importance of Communication Skills
One reason some branches of government have trouble operating jointly is that they dont speak the same language.
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37 Background and Significance
Goal To convince the reviewers that you are familiar with the field and to justify need for proposed study.
Logical development of background information that forms basis of proposal.
Critical evaluation of current knowledge. show how proposed work builds on previous work.
Identification of data gaps conflicts needs whats new and novel and innovative.
Importance of research and how it will fill need.
Thus these studies demonstrate the importance of this area.
These studies provide important background for this study in.
The proposed project will build on this previous work.by.
Public health benefit.significance paragraph to frame current status of work in the field and explain how the proposed project will make a contribution.
38 Preliminary Data
Goal To establish your experience and competence in the area of application.
Convince reviewers you are familiar with and have done all the techniques proposed including data analysis and interpretation
that the work is feasible
that suitable groundwork has been done (preliminary data).
Simple graphs and tables with descriptive legends.
No extraneous or irrelevant data.
39 Experimental Methods/Research Plan
For Each Aim/Milestone
Rationale for approach
Experimental Design in detail including data analysis and interpretation
Justify everything including timetable and that you have experience and expertise needed
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Suggest one year!
Justify budget neededdont limit to 100000
Discuss with SBIR program director at agency before submission
43 Phase II Specifics
Phase I final report
Describe development of working prototype
Describe Product Development Plan
Add letters of commitment for commercialization
44 Time and Budget
Suggest time as appropriate can be more than 2 years
Suggest budget as appropriate can be more than 750000
Discuss time and budget with agency program director
45 Product Development Plan
Company information size specialization areas prior successes regulatory experience
Value of Project key technology objectives current competition advantages of proposed product
Commercialization Plans milestones target dates market analysis estimated market share ( 1st year and after 5 yrs)
Patent Status or other protection of project intellectual property
46 Future Directions at NIH to Assist Companies in Commercialization
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