The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are governmental non-dilutive funding mechanisms designed to provide start-up technologies with much-needed capital for ongoing research. These highly competitive programs are often the primary engines that propel US science and technology start-ups toward their commercialization potential. As one might expect, the vetting and qualification process can be very stressful, especially considering that applicants are typically focused on further developing their technology. Although success rates vary each year, the National Science Foundation reported that only 10-15% of US start-ups successfully secure a Phase I proposal.
Approximately $2 billion is available each year in SBIR/STTR funding for early-stage innovative technologies. The Funding Ninja team assists clients in identifying and securing SBIR/STTR grant funding from all of the federal agencies who participate in the SBIR/STTR program, including the DoD, NIH, NSF, DoE, ED, USDA, NASA, and EPA. Our process has been used by over 100 businesses to efficiently prepare their SBIR/STTR proposals for final submission. In addition, we maintain a list of state resources available to companies preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.
Funding Ninja helps start-up Founders with their SBIR/STTR application by streamlining and breaking down the overwhelming process into step-by-step action items in a timely manner. Our SBIR & STTR grant writing consultants help start-up Founders prepare a competitive grant application and can significantly improve the chances of award compared to the average rate. We are also here to revise rejected proposal applications, strengthen proposals prior to resubmission, provide feedback and revise already written proposal drafts, and provide 1-on-1 consultation for start-ups on their SBIR/STTR strategy.
Funding Ninja only consults on the first two out of the three Phases of the SBIR/STTR program:
When preparing a Phase I SBIR/STTR proposal, Funding Ninja advises Founders on their R&D strategy on how to overcome key technical challenges to validate your innovation’s technical merit, commercial feasibility, and market potential. Awarded Phase I applications can receive non-dilutive funding from $50,000 to $275,000. Phase I project periods typically range from 6-12 months.
When preparing a Phase II SBIR/STTR proposal, Funding Ninja consults Founders on their R&D strategy to position their innovation towards commercial readiness. Awarded Phase II applications can receive non-dilutive funding from $750,000 to $1.7M. Phase II project periods typically range from 12-24 months.
Contact Funding Ninja now to work with one of our SBIR/STTR specialists on the following:
Let's help you to prepare and submit your NIH, NSF, or DOD SBIR/STTR proposal (grants.gov, eRA commons, FastLane, DSIP Portal).
Let's help you strengthen SBIR/STTR proposal to improve your chances for funding the second time around.
Our experts specialize in commercialization strategies for NIH, NSF, and DOD grants.