Tapping Into $700 Million in NIH Small Business Funds
As NIH success rates enter single digits and venture capital funding diminishes, academic investigators and small companies can collaborate to obtain federal small business funds (SBIR and STTR).
In this talk, featuring Gregory Milman, PhD, Director, NIAID Office of Innovation National Institutes of Health, you will learn:
Real NIH funding limits
Differences between SBIR and STTR programs
Success rates for NIH small business grant applications
Strategies for producing winning proposals
How to write for NIH reviewers
Ways academic investigators can tap into these SBIR and STTR funds
The NIH SHIFT program to foster a career shift from academia to business
Gregory Milman, Ph.D., is director of the Office for Innovation and Special Programs at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He manages the $100 million NIAID small business programs and is acclaimed for his advice on NIH grant preparation and research funding.
Dr. Milman received a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University. He was Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley from 1970 to 1976, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University from 1976 to 1988, and visiting Professor in Honors at the University of Maryland College Park from 1997 to 2000. In 1985, he obtained NIH SBIR funding to start a biotechnology company focusing on viral diagnostics. From 1988 to 1999, Dr. Milman managed the NIAID $70 million basic AIDS research program. He established the NIH Centers for AIDS Research and the NIH AIDS Reagent Program. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Milman organized the NIH Bioengineering Consortium and acted as its first Executive Secretary. In 2000, Dr. Milman was on the NIH staff in President Clinton's White House Office of Science Policy. Dr. Milman has managed the NIAID SBIR and STTR programs since 2001.
Dr. Milman has served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization Council of Biotechnology Centers, the Maryland Governor's Commission on the Development of Advanced Technology Business, and the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Science and Technology Advance Technology Program.
Please RSVP to Diana Bartlett by Tuesday, November 1.
Lunch will be provided.
|Where:||KGI Main Campus, Building 517, Founders Room|
|When:||November 8, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|