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NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab

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How It Works

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Meet With Us

We’ll answer your questions about the NIH’s SBIR/STTR program to help you decide if this is a good fit for your technology.


Attend the Trainings

Register for and attend health/bioscience technology and the NIH-specific webinars.

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Tech - Funding Match

Determine if your application falls under an Omnibus Solicitation or if your technology fits other health tech Funding Opportunity.

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Readiness Assessmnet



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Proposal Submission

If your technology is a match for one of the NIH topics, we will help you determine next steps.

Commit to a series of personalized meetings and receive valuable expert advice on how best to submit your NIH SBIR/STTR application by either September 5 or January 5.

You will remain a part of the KSEF family. We look forward to supporting you on the next step of your SBIR/STTR journey!

We’re here to help you navigate this and other SBIR/STTR opportunities.

Standard NIH SBIR/STTR Application Due Dates:

January 5, April 5, September 5

About the Proposal Lab

Our goal is to help you succeed at bringing your technology to market by taking advantage of the SBIR/STTR (also known as America’s Seed Fund) programs non-dilutive funding.

During the process, you will begin by receiving virtual instruction via one-on-one meetings with KSEF staff and webinars. From there, you could be matched with an expert consultant who can provide you with templates and resources to help you write your proposal and engage with you in one-on-one counseling about the proposal application.


The following webinars are scheduled to be hosted by KSEF:

NIH SEED Program Overview with NIH Program Director Eric Padmore

July 17, 2023
12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Learn the ins and outs of the NIH's SBIR/STTR Program from Program Director Eric Padmore. 


NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Writing Workshop with Jim Greenwood

July 24, 2023 10:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. CT

Learn what is required to submit a successful NIH SBIR/STTR proposal application. 

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Meet The Team
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Maria Labreveux
KSEF Executive Director

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Matthew Defrese
SBIR Innovation Manager 


Kristine McNiel
KY Innovation Project Manager

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Ellie Derbyshire
SBIR Innovation Manager

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