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  Why Use the Two Step Method?

You can improve your priority score by applying these new insights to your SBIR/STTR grant writing process. These insights are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere.

You will learn about common mistakes that hurt SBIR/STTR grant application priority scores and attributes that can greatly improve those priority scores.

How many times have you wanted to witness a review of your SBIR/STTR grant application? Now you can benefit from seeing how your application may be reviewed and pre-empt criticism of your application while beefing up the positive aspects of the application before submission.

How many times have you wanted to question the reviewers of your SBIR/STTR grant application in order to fully understand what they were looking for and why they wrote what they wrote? Now you can get feedback from NIH quality reviewers on how to improve your actual application in terms of both the writing and the science.

Your priority score can be improved by writing your application for the reviewers. Learn the instructions that are given to reviewers before applications are reviewed at a Study Section meeting. These are not the same instructions that came with your application materials. This information will also help you know when and how to challenge a review.

Keep your priority score competitive by avoiding pitfalls in the complex and hard to understand human and animal subject areas. Did you know for example that there is never a correct time to apply the E4 exemption? Incorrect use of this and other exemptions can result in a less favorable priority score for an application, even though the reviewers are given instructions otherwise.

Improve your priority scores with the appropriate use of preliminary data. Preliminary data can be a blessing, but it can also be a curse. Learn when to include it.

Appendix material: does it help...or does it sink your application? Find out the effective strategies for this material.

Supplemental information: does it help....or does it sink your application? How do you know whether to send it in? Sending the wrong supplemental material can sink your SBIR/STTR grant application. Find out whether to send supplemental information or whether to pass.

What does your SBIR/STTR grant application priority score really mean? What is score spreading and how does this affect you? How can you make this work to your advantage?

Improve your priority scores by learning what an expert in your field really means. Your application was reviewed by experts in the field...but what does this really mean? I will tell you this and how you can turn it to your advantage.

Learn to make the weaknesses in the review process work for you. Every process has some weaknesses. The grant review process is no different from other processes in this regard. Find out what some of the other hidden weaknesses are and how you can turn them to your advantage.

Learn to whom you need to speak when you have different types of questions at different stages of the review process. This will save you valuable time and allow you to obtain the correct information and put that information to the best use.

Save months of time by understanding your right to challenge a review. Challenging a review can save you a full review cycle…or cost you a full review cycle. You will learn strategies for when and how to challenge a review and when to simply resubmit.

Less than one application in 200 is recognized by reviewers as being excellent to outstanding in terms of writing. The #1 determinant of the priority score for a significant idea is writing; so by improving your SBIR/STTR grant writing skills, you can quickly become far more competitive at obtaining funding.

Save time while improving your application. Few SBIR/STTR applications need extensive rewrites. Most just need some guidance on key areas of refinement. There is no need to take days of time and thousands of dollars in travel expenses to learn this process.

These services are affordable, effective, and lasting. There is no time or money lost to travel. But most importantly, you will learn how to negotiate the grant review process at a high level and learn skills that will enable you to write SBIR/STTR grant applications faster and more effectively. These same skills can also be applied to R01 and other types of grant applications.

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