Workshops and training
SAGE offers a variety of workshops and webinars, as well as individual consulting and mentoring. There is a difference between traditional grants such as R01s and and SBIR/STTR grants – the expected outcomes under SBIR/STTR have to lead to commercial application.
Depending on the agency, the SBIR-STTR program can award from $100,000 to $300,000 for a Phase I project with Phase II being typically $750,000 or more. A successful SBIR-STTR application requires an understanding of how to do the market research, the market need for your idea and the development of a commercialization plan. SBIR/STTR grants provide non-dilatable funding thereby increasing the value of your company.
Join us each semester for a week of workshops designed to help inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs – students, faculty, and community members – learn how to launch and fund technology-based startups.
SBIR-STTR online tutorials
New program for early career academic scientists!
There is an exciting new program called the Small Business Transition Grant For Early Career Scientists for academics in the fields of cancer and genomics.
Applications are due March 10, 2021
Upcoming trainings and presentations
Nevada SBDC Tech Tuesdays
March 2, 2021 at 10 a.m.
The new Tech Tuesdays Series partnership with Nevada SBDC is designed to help small tech businesses learn to navigate, access, and connect with programs to propel success.
This session will provide an overview of the similarities and differences between SBIR/STTR programs offered. The discussion will cover company eligibility, agency priorities, funding levels, and procedures.
NIH SBIR/STTR Presentation
March 3, 2021 at Noon
SAGE will be hosting a special presentation by an NIH program officer.
Current grant deadlines
Department of Energy (DOE) FY2021 Phase II, Release 1 opens on March 1, 2021. DOE requires letters of intent, which are due March 31. Applications are due April 20
Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) opened on January 25, 2021. View the FY2021 Phase I information. The solicitation closes on April 14.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has many open solicitations. The next due date is April 5.
- Find funding information for the NIH, CDC, and FDA.
- IMPORTANT: Direct to Phase II has been reinstated by Congress after several years dormant. Find a complete list of technologies and topics that are permitted to proceed direct to Phase II.
- As always, there are targeted solicitations with non-traditional deadlines, some as soon as March 30, 2021. Find a list of available targeted solicitations.
- The NIH Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) is accepting applications due April 4, 2021. CRP provides additional resources to companies that have received Phase II or IIb funding.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR Phase II has been released and is due May 3, 2021.
Department of Transportation (DOT) FY2021 Phase I solicitation opened on Feb. 4, 2021 and closes March 8 at 3 p.m. An informational webinar will be held February 11 at 1 p.m. (ET).