SBIR PROPOSAL WRITING BASICS: ARTICLES

 

2017

Jan 31, 2017:          We live (&  Submit SBIR/STTR Proposals) In Interesting Times

Feb. 15, 2017:          Do You See What We See?

Mar. 27, 2017:          Wake Me Up When It's Time to Vote

April 18, 2017:          Costly Cost Proposal Mistakes

May 3, 2017:             Don't Judge a Book or an SBIR/STTR Agency by Its Cover

2016

 Jan. 28, 2016:      Staying Within Page Limits  

Feb. 19, 2016:        Working With Mentors

Mar. 30, 2016:        Dew ewe no weather or knot your using the write words?

April 25, 2016:        Commercialization vs Commercialization

 May 24, 2016:        NSF Proposal Advice

 June 29, 2016:       SBIR Proposal Writing Basics: Commercializing via Freemium, Subscription or Advertising

 July 25, 2016:        This Month's Topic is NASA & DOE Topics

 Aug. 28, 2016:       Deadline Advice     

Sept. 29, 2016:      Changes in New NSF SBIR/STTR  Solicitations  

Oct. 24, 2016:         Understanding the SBIR/STTR Programs' Split Personality

Nov. 30, 2016:        We're 100% Sure You Can't Be 100% Time on Your SBIR/STTR Project

Dec. 19, 2016:          SBIR/STTR Reauthorized

2015

  Jan 31, 2015:      Another Required Registration for SBIR/STTR Applicants

  Feb 17, 2015:      Tips on Your  Phase I Proposal to Deft. of Defense

  Mar. 19, 2015:    Avoiding Red Flags in Your SBIR/STTR Activities

  April 7, 2015:      Late Submissions to NIH, Advice to Any User of grants.gov Electronic Submission Process

  May 28, 2015:     Good News About NIH Audits

  June 10, 2015:     NSF Resubmittal Requirements

  July 15, 2015:       If at First You Don't Succeed...

  Aug.19, 2015:      New Sample Proposals Available

  Sept.29 ,2015:     Would You Submit a Phase I Proposal if There's No Phase II Market?

  Oct. 31, 2015:       Opportunities to Skip Phase I

   Nov. 20, 2015:     Cautions About New NSF Streamlined Budget

   Dec.30, 2015:      Paying Attention to Certifications     

 2014

  Jan. 23, 2014:     What To Do When You Get a “Dear John” Letter

  Feb. 24, 2014:    Don’t Focus on Yourself in The Phase 1/Phase 2Commercialization Discussion

  Mar. 25, 2014:     Your Indirect Rate Should Always Be Exactly

  April 22, 2014:     Responding to Other Uses of the SBIR/STTR Programs

  May 12, 2014:     Three Goals for Our Phase 1 Proposal & Proect

  June 2,2014:       How Many Strikes Before You’re Out at NIH?

  July 23, 2014:     Upload Your SBIR/STTR Proposal NOW

  Aug. 25, 2014:    SBIR Proposal Writing Basics: Consider USDA--& 2 Reminders

  Sept. 23, 2014:   Get Organized or Go Home

  Oct. 6, 2014:       Four Ways to Acquire Equipment for your SBIR/STTR Project

  Nov 12, 2014:     A Must Read - the New Phase 3 Guidebook from the Navy

  Dec. 11, 2014:    Request a Reasonable Labor Rate That You Can Justify

2013

  Jan. 18, 2013     Have a clear Phase 3 opportunity identified before writing the Phase 1 proposal

   Feb 15, 2013:    Sending your Education Proposal to Someone Other than Dept of Education

   Mar. 15, 2013:   Stay On Point

   April 16, 2013:   Important Changes & Features of New NSF SBIR/STTR Solicitations

   May 10, 2013:    Read Them or Weep

   June 11, 2013:    Understanding DOD’s Mandatory Phase I Options

   July 19, 2013:    EPA Implements Time Out Provision

   Aug. 16, 2013:    Letter of Intent Required to Submit Phase 1 Proposal to DOE

   Sept 27, 2013:   Key Points in Your Phase 1 or 2 Proposal

   Oct/Nov 2013:   Be Consistently Consistent

   Nov. 26, 2013:   Avoid Costly Mistakes Regarding Pricing

   Dec. 11, 2013:    Skipping Phase 1 on your SBIR Proposal to DARPA

2012

 Jan. 6, 2012:     What Does the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Mean for Your Company?

  Feb. 17, 2012:    Navigating the Appearance of Waste, Fraud or Abuse

  Mar. 9, 2012:     SBIR/STTR Reauthorization vs. Reality

  April 18, 2012:    Caution if you are using Human Subjects in your SBIR/STTR project

  May 18, 2012:     Always Charge an Indirect Rate & a Profit on your SBIR/STTR Proposal

  June 14, 2012:    Resubmitting a Proposal to NIH

  July 27, 2012:    NIH Grant Submission Caution, DOE Deadline Looms

  Aug. 30, 2012:    Don’t Be an Easy Target for a Fraud, Waste & Abuse Witch Hunt

  Sept. 28, 2012:   Reducing Your Indirect Costs by Serving Jail 

  Oct. 27, 2012:    Allocating Pages for NIH Grant Proposals

  Nov. 28, 2012:    10 Minutes That Can Change Your Life 

  Dec. 14, 2012:    Letter of Intent Required ASAP if Submitting Phase 1 Proposal to DOE

2011

 Jan. 17, 2011:     Submission Rules on NIH Fast Track Proposals

  Feb. 25, 2011:     Love Letters

  Mar. 25, 2011:    Shall We Just Assume You Are Guilty?

  April 22, 2011:   Factors in Pricing Your Phase 1 SBIR/STTR

  May 20, 2011:    No Such Thing as an Unsolicited SBIR/STTR Proposal

  June 18, 2011:    Who Can Be the RI on Your STTR

  July 8, 2011:      Don’t Look Like a Mill

  Aug. 1, 2011:      Interested in Applying to Dept. of Energy? You Better Get Going!

  Sept. 8, 2011:    New Option for Finding a Perfect Phase 1 SBIR/STTR Topic

  Oct. 1, 2011:      Explore Alternative Funding

  Nov. 9, 2011:      Updates on Finding Relevant Topics & the Dept. of Energy Solicitation

  Dec. 16, 2011:    What Counts When it Comes to Subcontracting Limits

2010

 Jan. 31, 2010:      Keep It Short

  Feb. 5, 2010:      Advice for STTR Applicants

  Mar. 18, 2010:    Tips on NIH & NSF Phase 1 Proposals

  April 26,2010:    Job Creation

  May 28, 2010:   Three Important Changes in the Current DOD Solicitation

  June 25, 2010:  Tips on Your Principal Investigator

  July 16, 2010:    Funding Your RAPID Response to the Gulf Oil Disaster

  Aug. 13, 2010:    Submit Grants.gov Proposals Early…or Else

  Sept. 24. 2010:   Allocating Pages for NIH Phase 2 Proposals

  Oct. 22, 2010:    To Submit or Not Submit Under the Joint Agency Robotics Solicitation

  Nov. 19, 2010:    Managing the Phase I – II Gap

  Dec. 17, 2010:    What is Your Phase I Feasibility Question?

2009 

Jan. 23, 2009:     Principal Investigator Math

 Feb.  20, 2009:   eHarmony, STTR Style  

 Mar. 20, 2009:    Benefiting from the Economic Stimulus Bill & Getting More F&A on Your NIH Phase 2

 April 17, 2009:    Ignore What We Tell You (Sometimes)

 May 8, 2009:      NSF Opportunities

 June 26, 2009:   Show Triple Vision

 July 7, 2009:       Advice on Special Dept of Energy Solicitation/Funding Opportunity Announcement

 Aug/Sept. 2009: Says Who?

 Oct.1, 2009:         Be There!

 Nov/Dec. 2009:   A Common, Critical Omission in Phase 2 Commercialization Plans

2008

 Jan. 31, 2008:     Who’s on First, and How’s in Your Work Plan

 Feb. 1, 2008:      Who’s on First, and How’s in Your Work Plan

 Mar. 28, 2008:    Embrace Commercialization Before Submitting a Phase I Proposal to NSF

 April 15, 2008:    Explain Yourself

 May 19, 2008:     Sometimes It’s Not What You Say….But What You Don’t Say

 June 16, 2008:    Do You Look Like an SBIR Mill?

 July 25,2008:      3 Words That Increase Your Proposal’s Chance of Success By 10%

 Sept. 19, 2008:   Resumes Must be Written Well

 Oct. 3, 2008:      Grants.gov Budget Page

 Nov. 14, 2008:    Proposing Same Idea to Multiple Agencies

 Dec. 18, 2008:    Great Minds May Think Alike But…

2007

 Jan. 5, 2007:       Writing about Relevant Experience

 Feb. 2, 2007:       Understanding Barriers to Entry  

 Mar. 19, 2007:    Sizing the Project to the Budget

 April 20, 2007:    Requesting DOD Phase I Options

 May 25, 2007:    Writing Your Own Topic (sort of) at NIST SBIR Program

 June 25, 2007:    You Will Always Have Competition

 Aug. 10, 2007:    Most Common SBIR/STTR Accounting Questions

 Sept. 20, 2007:   Opportunities within NSF’s Emerging Opportunities Topic

 Oct. 23, 2007:    The Purpose of a Phase 1 SBIR/STTR Project

 Nov. 30, 2007:    It’ll Take Years to be an Overnight Success

2006

 Jan/Feb, 2006:     Proposal Don't Sell But Instead Meet a Need

 Mar.3, 2006:         Reviewers on Ice

 April 18, 2006:      Pick Your Partner Carefully

 May 19, 2006:       Electronic Proposal Submission Spreads Across Most Agencies

 June 16, 2006:      No Employee Ever Spends 100% of Their Time on an SBIR/STTR Project, 

                                 So Don’t Assume It in Your Budget 

July 28, 2006:        Limits on Using Federal Labs on SBIR Projects

Aug.18, 2006:        Writing Less Takes More Time

Sept. 15, 2006:      Consultant Compensation Limits on NSF SBIR Proposals

Oct./Nov. 2006:     Addressing the “I” in SBIR

2005

 Jan. 7, 2005:         DOD Phase I SBIR Proposal Pointers for the FY2005.1 Solicitation

 Feb. 4, 2005:        Bridging the Phase II – III Gap

 Mar. 3, 2005:        Your Indirect Rate is Not Cast in Stone

 April1, 2005:      Be Compelling

 May 6, 2005:       Emphasizing America

 June 1, 2005:       Prove Feasibility in the Middle of Phase I

 July 8, 2005;       Two Tips for Dept of Defense Phase I Proposals

 Aug. 12, 2005:      If at First You Don’t Succeed

 Sept. 10, 2005:     Addressing Disasters & Emergency Response

 Oct/Nov. 2005:     Propose Innovations, But Don’t Propose Innovatively

 Dec. 9, 2005:       Smart Schmoozing with the Dept of Defense

2004

 Jan.  23, 2004        Besides Proving Feasibility, What Should the Phase I Project Do?

 Feb. 20, 2004:        Variability in NIH Funding Limits

 Mar. 16, 2004:         Now That You’ve Won an SBIR/STTR Phase I, What’s Next?

 April 16, 2004:         Surviving the Phase I-Phase II Funding Gap

 May 28, 2004:        Importance of "Affiliations" 

 June 17, 2004:         Convincing the Reviewer that this Project MUST be Funded

 Aug. 3, 2004:          Transferring Technology Through NASA’s STTR Program

 Sept. 3, 2004:         Getting Paid

 Oct. 8, 2004:           Don’t Submit an SBIR/STTR Proposal Until You Have the Big Picture

 Nov/Dec. 2004:        Including a Timeline

2003

 Jan. 17,2003:           Weaving Feasibility Into a PH I Proposal

  Feb./Mar. 2003:     What to Say About Your Phase I Project  in Your Phase II Proposal

  April 22, 2003:       Schmoozing in Phase i vs. Phase II   Proposal Preparation

  May 12, 2003:         Requesting Independent R&D Funding

 June 20, 2003:        The STTR Program, Revisited

 July 11, 2003:            NIH Phase I Grant Cost Proposals

 Aug. 12, 2003:         Get An Award, Then Do the Work

 Sept. 11, 2003:         Intellectual Property Issues

 Oct. 23, 2003:         Looking Beyond NIH’s Solicitations

 Nov. 22, 2003:        SBIR Opportunities at the New Dept. Of  Homeland Security

 Dec. 19, 2003:         Using Federal Labs in the STTR Program

2002                                 

 Jan./Feb. 15, 2002:   Unallowable Marketing Expenses in SBIR  & other Government Grants & Contracts

  Mar./April 15, 2002:  The $100,000 Question

  May 17,2002:            An Important Commercialization Issue

  Aug. 9, 2002:          Requesting DoD Options

 Sept. 20, 2002:        Protecting Intellectual Property

 Oct. 4, 2002:           An Important Commercialization Issue

 Nov. 11, 2002:          Proposing Innovations Related to Chemical/Biological Defense & Terrorism

 Dec. 20, 2002:         Acquiring Equipment

2001

 Jan. 26, 2001:        SBIR Vs STTR Programs

 Feb./Mar.,2001:      Beware of Sample Proposals

 April 13, 2001:         Is That Your Final Answer?

 May 18, 2001:          If Once You DO Succeed…… 

 June/July 5, 2001:  "So What?"

 Aug. 3, 2001:           A Need is Not a Market

  Sept. 7, 2001:         Including Universities and Federal Labs

 Oct./Nov.9, 2001:    Phase I Winners Should Focus on Ph. II

 Dec. 14, 2001:         Should an SBIR Proposal Be Technology  or Commercialization Focused?  

2000

  Jan. 6, 2000:       Dept. of Defense Tips

  Feb. 15, 2000:     Including Graphics in the Proposal

  Mar. 3,  2000:      Fee or Profit Request 

  April7, 2000:     To Submit or Not Submit That Proposal

  June 9, 2000:      Avoid Arbitrary Market Share Assumptions

  May 12, 2000:      Proposing to the DOD

  July 7, 2000:       Writin' Good

  Aug. 18, 2000:      Good Idea vs. Good Presentation

  Sept. 15, 2000:      Maintain Your Balance

  Oct. 20, 2000:      NIH Contract vs. Grant 

  Nov. 17, 2000:      Getting a Debriefing

  Dec. 22, 2000:     Agreements with Subcontractors, Consultants, & Employees

1999

  Sept. 10, 1999:   Developing a Credible Work Plan

  Oct. 8, 1999:       Phase I as a Feasibility Study

  Nov. 7, 1999:     Your Principal Investigator

  Dec. 6, 1999:     Indirect Cost Request

  

 

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