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Feb 27, 2014

Writing an SBIR: Giving it your Best Shot

Writing an SBIR: Giving it your Best Shot

This workshop led by Dr. Andrew Levin (CEO of Immunetics) will focus on the tactics and practical elements that give you the best shot at a successful SBIR grant application, in particular to the National Institutes of Health. Topics will include how to prepare for a new application, how to write for maximal impact, how to take advantage of collaborations, how to see the application from the reviewer’s point of view, how to avoid simple mistakes that lead to rejection, how the non-scientific components of an application need to support the science, how applications are scored during the review, what to do if your application doesn’t succeed on the first try, and more. Practical examples drawn from actual grant applications - both funded and not funded - and the associated reviews will be presented. The workshop is aimed both at first time grant writers and those with prior experience.

Dr. Levin is President, Founder and Scientific Director of Immunetics, Inc., a leading innovator of assay technology for infectious disease research and diagnosis. He has been awarded over 25 grants and contracts totaling over $40 million by NIH and CDC, making Immunetics one of the top small business recipients of federal funding in Boston. He is currently focused on launching new tests for bacterial and parasitic agents to address infectious threats to blood transfusion safety. Dr. Levin received his A.B. in Biochemistry from Princeton University and his Ph.D in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, after which accepted an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University.


NOTE: We will have a direct "Longwood to i-lab" bus for this event (one trip). More info will be sent to registrants.

We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.

Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).