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- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants provide a valuable opportunity to receive non-diluting capital.
- The process of applying for an SBIR/STTR grant has several steps and can take months to complete.
- SBIR/STTR proposals take the form of typical grant proposals, except the former are shorter and have a lower requirement for preliminary data.
- An academic entrepreneur should not expect to receive SBIR/STTR funding on their first attempt at a proposal.
- There are several common pitfalls during the application process, and careful consideration of these issues can substantially improve an application.
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Stein, Elliot; Lee, David; and Gooneratne, Nalaka
"SBIR/STTR Grants: Application Guidance,"
Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/ace/vol1/iss2/9