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Want to apply for a National Institutes of Health SBIR? This is for you!

Considering applying for a National Institutes of Health SBIR? Before you do, get the inside scoop on NIH SBIR applications, best practices, and notes from someone who was a reviewer for NIH SBIRs.

Here’s a teaser tip!

One of the most common critiques is “the team lacks research expertise”, which translates to “there are no PhDs”. However, the PhDs don’t need to be employees– they can be consultants. You will need letters from them supporting your idea and stating how many hours they would be available to commit to the project. I usually aim for 4-5 PhD consultants on every Phase II, preferably ones with substantial publications in the field. A big part of the grant application effort is finding the right PhDs and convincing them to write you a letter.

Speaker: Dr. Rex Jakobovitz

About the Speaker:

Dr. Jakobovits is the President of Motivity, a Hawaii-based SBIR-funded startup that develops software for behavioral therapist who treat kids with autism. Over his career, Rex has been awarded over 17M in NIH SBIR grants, and he’s never applied for a grant that wasn’t funded. Rex has served on dozens of NIH SBIR review boards, helping to decide the fate of thousands of grants. In this workshop, he will provide detailed insight into the review process, and share some of his insider tips and tricks for how to create a good application and maximize your chances of success.

Please register by Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:00pm. After registration closes, we will send a Zoom link to all registered participants. If you face difficulties with registration, please contact Olivia at olivia@htdc.org.



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