Principal Investigators Association

NIH SBIR Phase II Awards

NIH SBIR Phase II Applicants:
Wow Reviewers with Your Commercialization Plan

60-Minute Webinar Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.
All formats include the PDF presentation handouts.


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program encouraging small businesses to explore their technological potential by supporting research alone as well as research and product or technology development.

In so doing, this program provides the incentive to profit from any outcomes which are successfully commercialized. Coordinated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of the federal government, this program has set-aside funds for qualified domestic small business concerns to engage in these activities. SBIR Programs are fully integrated within NIH research agenda to improve human health through prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease or disability, speed the discovery process, reduce the cost of medical care, improve research tools with an eye towards reducing research costs, and increase the health knowledge base.

While the Phase II application must still demonstrate feasibility along with scientific and technical merit, the commercialization plan is arguably the key component to a successful application. This inspiring Webinar will cover the SBIR program eligibility requirements, application and merit review processes, and provide expert tips to help make a competitive commercialization plan.

Also discussed will be the newly authorized Direct-to-Phase II SBIR grant mechanism, and the recent policy change whereby a Federal agency may now issue an SBIR Phase II award to a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program Phase I awardee, to further develop the work performed under the STTR Phase I award.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Establish your eligibility and goals for
    this program.
  • How a ‘small business’ is defined by
    the agency.
  • Keys to a strong commercialization plan.
  • How the NIH’s current resubmission
    policy affects SBIR applicants.
  • How these grant applications are reviewed.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any scientist currently working at  a small company, as well Principle Investigators, post-docs and graduate students who may be considering a switch from an academic laboratory to a small business research and development laboratory.

Meet Your Presenter:

Dr. John Ludlow began his academic faculty career at the University of Rochester (NY) in 1991, with appointments in the department of biochemistry at the medical school and the university’s cancer research center. During this time he maintained an independently funded research laboratory training graduate students and post doctoral fellows in the area of tumor suppressor gene expression, protein structure, and function. Funding for his laboratory came from a variety of sources, including the NIH, the American Cancer Society, and private foundations. Dr. Ludlow began working in the commercial biotechnology sector in 2000, developing and managing research and pre-clinical programs for cell therapy and tissue engineered products, where he has continued to compete in, and advise on, multiple NIH award programs.


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This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.


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