Day 1 General Sessions
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funds fundamental biomedical research and training at universities, small businesses and other institutions across the country. The Institute supports studies in basic biomedical research areas including biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, physiology and computational biology and also promotes research in several clinical areas including trauma, sepsis, burn injury, wound healing and anesthesia. The Institute funds nearly half of the pre-doctoral T32 training slots provided by the NIH to universities in the United States. Dr. Lorsch will describe new strategies that NIGMS is developing to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its research and training programs.
At this conference you will have the opportunity to learn about the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs and funding opportunities. The sessions have been designed to help you better understand the NIH application, review and award process; make you feel more confident about submitting a competitive application; and enable you to take advantage of one-on-one and networking opportunities, as well as learn about other agencies’ SBIR/STTR programs. We really are here to help you!
What does it take to submit your application and get it in front of the correct review panel? Learn about application preparation and submission pitfalls, use of cover letters and how to track progress of your application through the system.
This session will address how applications are referred to study sections and how reviewers are recruited and trained to provide expert review of SBIR and STTR applications.