July 2021
Welcome to Baindu Bayon!
The newest BBCetc consultant will concentrate on helping secure SBIR/STTR funding through the NIH and NSF. Baindu has an extensive background that includes previous experience as Health Programs Specialist at the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and a Ph.D. in Medical & Molecular Genetics from Indiana University of Medicine.
BBCetc Presents
“From the Sources’ Mouth” with DOE
July 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost is free, but registration is required

Hear directly from Department of Energy (DOE) program manager Eileen Chant about the DOE’s mission to ensure America’s security and prosperity through transformative science and technology solutions. Learn what they need and what they’re looking for in an SBIR/STTR proposal.

“You have to be open
to constructive criticism”
Hannah Hensel
CEO, Brio Device
The company started in 2011 and has run into a myriad of speed bumps, road blocks and even a few brick walls along the way. But they’ve been able to secure funding,
including multiple SBIR awards with BBCetc’s help.

We’re searching for a really
great DOD consultant!
Do you have in-depth knowledge of SBIR and STTR programs with an emphasis on the Department of Defense? Then talk with us about joining one of the premier resources to help researchers and entrepreneurs secure and manage SBIR/STTR funding.

"From the Sources’ Mouth"
The September 2021 All-Agency Event
September 14 - Granting Agencies
September 15 - Contract Agencies
September 16 - Components of DOD

This virtual SBIR/STTR training event will feature program managers from all 11 agencies. You’ll get a 30-minute overview of the agency’s mission and tips for creating a successful proposal. Q&A and sign-ups for one-on-one’s with agency officers will follow. More information coming soon — in the meantime, put it on your calendar!

Does your innovation solve a problem?
Securing an SBIR/STTR award is contingent on producing an innovation that the marketplace will be willing to pay for because it solves a problem. Find out how to “think commercially” to take your idea from the theoretical to a practical solution that could improve and even save lives.

Did you miss last month's
From the Sources’ Mouth?
Find out what the Environmental Protection Agency needs and how to create the right proposal.

Use of Internet Explorer for eRA Modules to be
phased out by July 19, 2021.
Supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge, once Explorer is phased out.

All Senior/Key personnel now required to get a
Commons ID for due dates on or after January 25, 2022.
For more information on this requirement, please see Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-109. 
AHRQ, FDA and VA (Office of Research and Development) are also implementing this requirement.

Upcoming BBCetc Training and Events
Most training is currently being done virtually. Check the BBCetc Training Calendar for updates.
Funding Opportunities


New targeted funding announcements:

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/6/2021

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/10/2021

Due 8/10/2021

Additional targeted funding opportunities from HHS on specific topics with various upcoming due dates can be found here.

Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR PA-18-837

R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track

R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track
U44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreements - Phase II
Close date: September 5, 2021

RFA-DK-21-021 Develop New Methods and Technologies for Assessment of Risk and for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Type 1 Diabetes (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Close date: October 07, 2022

NCI (National Cancer Institute) SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer-Relevant Technologies Toward Commercialization (R44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Open date: July 06, 2021
Due date: August 06, 2021
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) drug discovery and development (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: July 10, 2021
Due date: August 10, 2021
NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Pre-Clinical Research (R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: March 05, 2021
Due date: Standard dates apply, next due date September 07, 2021
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Concept Award Program Fiscal Year 2022
Due July 23, 2021 05:00 PM EDT

Multiple Institutes
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-008,STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

RFA-NS-20-009, STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-011,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-010,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

Expiration Dates: September 08, 2022, September 8, 2021, January 6, 2022, April 6, 2022, and September 8, 2022 

Open: June 16, 2021
Close: August 3, 2021
The EPA is seeking proposals from the small business community to develop novel environmental technologies in a variety of topics areas.

FY21 SBIR Phase I: NSF 21-562
FY21 STTR Phase I: NSF 21-563
FY21 SBIR Phase II: NSF 21-565
FY21 STTR Phase II: NSF 21-566
Submission windows for 2021:
June 4 to Sept 2
Sept 3 to Dec 2


Eligibility restricted to domestic small business concerns. Currently open topics:
Logistics Enterprise Enhancement Platform (LEEP) 
Topic A214-038
Application due July 21, 2021

Holistic Wind Correction for Aviation Targeting
Topic A214-039
Currently in pre-release
Application due August 24, 2021

Eligibility is restricted to domestic small business concerns. Currently open topics:

Biological Materials and Strategic Formulations Challenge 
Application due July 15, 2021
Exploring Radiant Sources for Energy Storage and Transfer 
Application due July 15, 2021
Maritime Sensor Data System 
Application due July 20, 2021
Thermal Shock Tolerant Aperture
Application due August 10, 2021

Context Management for Effective Transitions (COMET)
Application due August 10, 2021

About BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies across the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs. BBCetc services include research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.

Contact us: www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com