NIH & NSF SBIR Proposal Workshop

June 25, 2019 - June 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

In-Person Event:
Health Sciences Building, Room HS 293
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071

The first day of the workshop (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) is designed to provide in depth guidance on how to write a compelling Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and/or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both agencies will be covered this session! Co-hosted by the University of Wyoming Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub.

Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work, how to plan your approach, and follow a step-by-step process to writing a compelling NIH and/or NSF SBIR/STTR proposal.

Topics Covered Include:

  • How to engage with NIH/NSF in advance to vet your ideas;
  • Writing specific aims;
  • What does “feasibility” mean;
  • What to know about proposal reviewers;
  • How to approach each section of the proposal;
  • Commercialization plan requirements for each agency
  • Budget basics – A step by step guide for writing your proposal!

On the second day we will host one-on-one meetings with the Shannon Bass, BBCetc Principal Consultant from 8:30 am until noon.


No cost for Wyoming residents & UW students


Presenter: Shannon Bass joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in April 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. A PI on multiple research grants, Shannon has assisted numerous start-ups in developing competitive NIH grant submissions, post-award management, commercialization, project management and building an effective team. She holds B.S degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.

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Accessibility Information

All Wyoming SBDC Network programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Jill Kline at (307) 766-3405 or [email protected]
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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