SBIR PROPOSAL WRITING BASICS: ARTICLES

 

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1999

bullet    September 10, 1999:    Developing a Credible Work Plan
bullet   October 8, 1999:         Phase I as a Feasibility Study
bullet   November 7, 1999:      Your Principal Investigator
bullet  December 6, 1999:       Indirect Cost Request

2000

bullet  January 6, 2000:          Dept. of Defense Tips
bullet  February 15, 2000:       Including Graphics in the Proposal
bullet  March 3,  2000:           Fee or Profit Request 
bullet  April  7, 2000:           To Submit or Not Submit That Proposal
bullet  May 12, 2000:            A Must Activity for SBIR Companies

                                        Proposing to the DOD

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  June 9, 2000:             Avoid Arbitrary Market Share

                                   Assumptions

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  July 7, 2000:             Writin' Good

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  August 18, 2000:        Good Idea vs. Good Presentation

bullet  September 15, 2000:   Maintain Your Balance
bullet  October 20, 2000:      NIH Contract vs. Grant 
bullet  November 17, 2000:     Getting a Debriefing
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  December 22, 2000:     Agreements with Subcontractors,

                                   Consultants, & Employees

2001

 

bullet  January 26, 2001:        SBIR Vs STTR Programs
bullet  Feb./Mar.,2001:          Beware of Sample Proposals
bullet  April 13, 2001:           Is That Your Final Answer?
bullet  May 18, 2001:            If Once You DO Succeed…
bullet  June/July 5, 2001:       "So What?"
bullet  August 3, 2001:          A Need is Not a Market
bullet  September 7, 2001:     Including Universities and Federal Labs
bullet  Oct./Nov.9, 2001:      Phase I Winners Should Focus on Ph. II
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  December 14, 2001:    Should an SBIR Proposal Be Technology

                                      or Commercialization Focused?  

 

                                                        

2002

 

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  Jan./Feb. 15, 2002:   Unallowable Marketing Expenses in SBIR

                                      & other Government Grants & Contracts

bullet  Mar./April 15, 2002:  The $100,000 Question
bullet  May 17,2002:         An Important Commercialization Issue
bullet  August 9, 2002:        Requesting DoD Options
bullet  Sept. 20, 2002:        Protecting Intellectual Property
bullet  Oct. 4, 2002:          An Important Commercialization Issue
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  Nov. 11, 2002:          Proposing Innovations Related to 

                                      Chemical/Biological Defense & Terrorism

bullet  Dec. 20, 2002:         Acquiring Equipment

2003

bullet  Jan. 17,2003:          Weaving Feasibility Into a PH I Proposal
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  Feb./Mar. 2003:      What to Say About Your Phase I Project 

                                      in Your Phase II Proposal

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

                                      Proposal Preparation

bullet  May 12, 2003:         Requesting Independent R&D Funding
bullet  June 20, 2003:        The STTR Program, Revisited
bullet  July 11, 2003:         NIH Phase I Grant Cost Proposals 
bullet  Aug. 12, 2003:        Get An Award, Then Do the Work
bullet  Sept. 11, 2003:        Intellectual Property Issues
bullet   Oct. 23, 2003:        Looking Beyond NIH’s Solicitations
bullet  Nov. 22, 2003:         SBIR Opportunities at the New Dept. of

                                       Homeland Security

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

 

2004

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  Jan.  23, 2004:        Besides Proving Feasibility, What Should 

                                        the Phase I Project Do?

bullet  Feb. 20, 2004:         Variability in NIH Funding Limits
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  Mar. 16, 2004:        Now That You’ve Won an SBIR/STTR Phase  

                                     I, What’s Next?

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

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   May 28, 2004:          Importance of "Affiliations" 

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

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

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   Sept. 3, 2004:         Getting Paid 

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

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  Nov/Dec. 2004:        Including a Timeline

 

 

2005

 

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

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

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

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   April  1, 2005:      Be Compelling

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    May 6, 2005:       Emphasizing America

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

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

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

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    Sept. 10, 2005:     Addressing Disasters & Emergency Response 

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

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

 

2006

 

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

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    March 3, 2006:     Reviewers on Ice

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    April 18, 2006:      Pick Your Partner Carefully

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

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

                                 So Don’t Assume It in Your Budget 

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

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    Aug.18, 2006:       Writing Less Takes More Time

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

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

 

2007

 

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    Jan. 5, 2007:       Writing about Relevant Experience

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     Feb. 2, 2007:       Understanding Barriers to Entry  

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

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     April 20, 2007:    Requesting DOD Phase I Options

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

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    June 25, 2007:    You Will Always Have Competition

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

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

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

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

 

2008

 

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

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

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

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    April 15, 2008:    Explain Yourself

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

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

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

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    Sept. 19, 2008:   Resumes Must be Written Well

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    Oct. 3, 2008:      Grants.gov Budget Page

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

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

 

2009

 

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    Jan. 23, 2009:     Principal Investigator Math

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    Feb.  20, 2009:    eHarmony, STTR Style  

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

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

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    May 8, 2009:       NSF Opportunities

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    June 26, 2009:     Show Triple Vision

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

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    Aug/Sept. 2009:   Says Who?

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    Oct.1, 2009:        Be There!

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

 

2010

 

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    Jan. 31, 2010:     Keep It Short

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    Feb. 5, 2010:      Advice for STTR Applicants

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

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    April 26,2010:    Job Creation

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

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    June 25, 2010:    Tips on Your Principal Investigator

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 2011

 

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

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    Feb. 25, 2011:     Love Letters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Oct. 1, 2011:      Explore Alternative Funding

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

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

 

2012

 

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

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

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

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

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

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    June 14, 2012:    Resubmitting a Proposal to NIH

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

2013

 

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

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

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    Mar. 15, 2013:   Stay On Point

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

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    May 10, 2013:    Read Them or Weep

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

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    July 19, 2013:    EPA Implements Time Out Provision 

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

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

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    Oct/Nov 2013:   Be Consistently Consistent

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    Nov. 26, 2013:   Avoid Costly Mistakes Regarding Pricing

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

 

 

2014

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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