This half-day seminar is led by expert scientific consultants from Eva Garland Consulting (EGC), recently named by INC magazine in the top 5,000 growing firms AND as North Carolina’s fastest growing woman-led firm. EGC’s team of expert Grant Writing Specialists has successfully secured millions of dollars in SBIR/STTR funding for clients and have written the most popular book on SBIR/STTR program available on

Seminar topics will focus on all aspects of how to strategically approach obtaining funding from the SBIR/STTR Program including aligning business and technology development needs with available SBIR/STTR opportunities, proposal development, budgets, and award management.

Specifically, the seminar will cover:

SBIR/STTR Program Basics

  • Purpose of SBIR/STTR Program
  • Eligibility
  • SBIR vs. STTR Grants and Contracts
  • Required registrations
Participating Agencies

  • Overview of each agency
  • Missions and budgets
  • Agency solicitations, formats, timelines, requirements
Developing a Competitive Proposal

  • Evaluation criteria
  • Assembling the team
  • Planning the project
  • Contractors and consultants
  • Project budgets, direct vs. indirect costs
  • Research Plan
  • Commercialization Plan
  • Proposal submission
Award Management

  • Award process
  • Accounting, grants management, and reporting

  • Thu Apr 25
  • 1 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801

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