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Demystifying SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Life Science WA
Grant Writing Workshop with Gregory Evans, Senior Director of NCI SBIR

About this event

Join Life Science Washington Institute on January 6, 13 and 26th, for our three-part virtual grant writing bootcamp to help demystify SBIR/STTR funding routes.

Part I includes a presentation/fireside chat featuring Gregory Evans, PhD, Lead Program Director of the NCI SBIR program.

This series is for anyone interested in learning more about SBIR and STTR funding opportunities and those who want to effectively compete for these awards to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The bootcamp serves as an “intro” to the SBIR/STTR programs. At the end of the series, participants will be equipped and prepared to submit a proposal for SBIR or STTR funding.

When: Thursday, January 6th, 2022 Part I

Time: 12- 1:30 pm Workshop, 1:30-2:15 pm Presentation/Fireside Chat with Gregory Evans, PhD

Thursday, January 13th, 2022 Part II

Time: 12-1:30 pm Workshop only

Part III, January 26th, 2022, 9-2:30 PM BBC BSBIR/STTR Intense Workshop

The registration link for part III will be posted soon.

Where: Hosted virtually only, You will receive login information after registration, LIVE attendance only, session is NOT recorded

Who Should Participate?: This bootcamp series is for anyone interested in learning more about SBIR and STTR funding opportunities, and for those who want to effectively compete for these awards to develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

Cost & Registration: The workshop is FREE! Register here.

Format: Two interactive sessions, weekly assignments to help you prepare to submit your proposal, and the opportunity to receive feedback on assignments throughout the bootcamp. At the end of the series, participants will be equipped to begin the process of preparing a proposal for SBIR or STTR funding. Richard Giersch will lead the bootcamp.


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Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Greg Evans is a molecular biologist and biochemist by training with 23 years experience as an NIH Program Director managing translational (bench-to-bedside) research projects. Greg has broad experience managing projects that span the spectrum from in vitro studies to pre-clinical animal studies and to clinical trials. Greg is currently a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, Team Leader, and Program Director within the NCI SBIR Development Center (SBIR DC), an office created in 2007 to centralize management of the NCI’s SBIR and STTR programs. These two programs had an annual combined budget of $182 Million in fiscal year 2021 which ended in September. The SBIR DC markets NCI small business funding programs (SBIR grants and contracts, and STTR grants) to the oncology-focused small business and biotechnology investment communities, and also mentors small businesses in the commercialization of cancer-related products. As a Team Leader, Greg leads a small group of 4 Program Directors active in the areas of cancer imaging, cancer therapeutics, basic cancer research tools, and behavioral medicine. As a Program Director, he is responsible for a broad portfolio that includes imaging devices, cancer diagnostics, and cancer therapeutics. Prior to his current position, Greg held three other positions at NIH. He was a Program Director in the Blood Division of NHLBI for 10 years, a Senior Staff Fellow in NHGRI for 3 years, and an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in NCI for 4 years beginning in 1991. Greg trained at UC Berkeley, UCSF, and UCLA, and is a native of Northern California.

Meet the Speakers:

Rich Giersch is Strategic Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Life Science Washington Institute and a principal investigator on a $3.5MM STTR that networks 24 academic institutions and is focused on building the commercialization ecosystem for life science companies in the Southeast US. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for the Bioscience Association of West Virginia, and CEO of WV based Valtari Bio.

Rich has held Director level positions at two venture capital firms, was the chief operating officer of a biotech company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and the Chief Science Officer for the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University. He has helped companies secure over $100 million in federal funding, tax, and relocation incentives and written over $15M in successful SBIR/STTR applications.

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