top of page
KSEF Pattern.png

NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab

KSTC BRAND_KSTC Logo (white).png

in collaboration with

Home: Welcome
Home: Headliner

How It Works


KSEF flowchart icon-02.png

Meet With Us

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

KSEF flowchart icon-04.png

Attend the Webinars

KSEF flowchart icon-05.png

Draft a Project Pitch

Register for and attend webinars on the NSF SBIR/STTR program by NSF Program Director Ben Schrag and SBIR/STTR proposal consultant Jim Greenwood.

For webinar attendees, you’ll have the option to draft your project pitch to the NSF and, if submitted to KSEF by the next submission window deadline, you we will receive a free review and valuable feedback to ensure your pitch is ready for submission. Submit your pitch to the NSF and await approval (it usually takes about a month).


KSEF flowchart icon-04.png

Attend the Training



KSEF flowchart icon-07.png

Proposal Submission

Once your project pitch is approved, register for and attend the webinar on proposal preparation by consultant Jim Greenwood.

Commit to a series of personalized meetings and receive valuable expert advice on how best to submit your full NSF proposal by the the next submission window deadline.

You will remain 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.

NSF Proposal Submission Windows:
Closes November 1, 2023

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 incubator, you will begin 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.


Home: About
Our Team
Meet The Team
  • LinkedIn

Maria Labreveux
KSEF Executive Director

  • LinkedIn

Matthew Defrese
SBIR Innovation Manager 


Kristine McNiel
KY Innovation Project Manager

bottom of page