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Resources for Performing Solicitation Searches

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Your company has made the decision to pursue non-dilutive funding. Locating agencies and choosing proposal topics is an important first step down the road to winning SBIR funding.

I group solicitations into two buckets: investigator-initiated, and agency-initiated. For example, NIH has both, NSF solicitations are agency-initiated but are broad topics, and DoD are strictly defined agency-initiated contracts.

Here are some resources that can assist you in identifying solicitations.


Five Essential Self-editing Tips for People Who Don’t Like Self-editing

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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How many times have you been giving an important presentation and seen glaring errors on the big screen that you swear weren’t there before? Or read one of your emails and cringed because you didn’t give it a once-over before sending? Here, guest blogger (and veteran copywriter) Dan O’Sullivan gives us a few tips on self-editing.


Like it or not, most of us have to spend at least part of our workday writing. You may be carefully crafting a presentation you’ve been asked to give or just dashing off a few emails over morning coffee.

If whatever it is you’re writing is important — and you don’t have the luxury of an editor watching your back — then you have to spend some time self-editing.

“But I’m not an editor,” I can hear you whine. “I hated English in high school, and I majored in biology in college,” you mutter as the sweat begins dripping down your brow. “If it involves anything more than running Spellcheck, I don’t think I can take it!” you scream.

It’s okay. Relax. You may never be a professional-level editor, but you can at least do a pretty good job. Start by following these five tips. And while you’re at it, always take a few minutes to read your writing aloud. That step alone will help you catch the most embarrassing errors. (more…)

Six Resources for SBIR/STTR Grant Applicants and Grantees

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Are you new to SBIRs? Need help navigating the application process? Or do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest SBIR/STTR news? In this blog post, I describe some of the resources available to SBIR/STTR applicants and grantees. (more…)


Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Whether you are interested in improving your English writing and grammar skills, or looking for tips on how to ensure you are effectively communicating the results of your scientific research, you have come to the right place.

This blog, written by the editors at The Isis Group, will provide you with the key information you need.

If you don’t see a post for your topic of interest, let us know so that we can address it in the future.



Laura M. Hales, Ph.D.
Founder, President
The Isis Group