sbir grant writerDr. Steve – SBIR grant writer and business consultant

SBIR grant writer Dr. Steve is a scientist-entrepreneur specialized in assembling SBIR/STTR applications for the NSF and NIH. As a ScienceDocs SBIR/STTR consultant he has to date helped several startup companies develop and submit winning applications in diverse markets, including drug discovery, microfluidic devices for diagnostics, specialty chemicals, and health technology. Dr. Steve is not only a science writer as well as SBIR grant writer, but can also help with all aspects of the SBIR application process:


*Identification of appropriate funding opportunities

*Company registrations (Dun & Bradstreet,,, etc)

*Engaging Program Directors/Officers for early feedback

*Establishing quantitative milestones for product development

*Supporting documents (facilities/equipment, narrative, etc)

*Strategy for letters of support

*I-Corps and informational interviews

*Understanding SBIR budgets and accounting

*And much more…


Experience: In addition to being an active ScienceDocs SBIR grant writer, Dr. Steve has been the co-founder and CTO of a startup company developing drug discovery research tools and companion diagnostics for oncology. He authored and serves as Principal Investigator on multiple SBIR proposals awarded by the NCI – National Cancer Institute. As an SBIR-awardee himself, he successfully applied to the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program at NIH and led a three-person team to perform 100+ informational interviews with expert stakeholders in the drug discovery market. His team’s efforts led to high praise from the NIH and expert teaching team, and he has been a panelist on NIH-hosted webinar events for SBIR awardees interested in applying to the I-Corps program.


Dr. Steve has served as a reviewer for SBIR grants and contracts for the NIH and NSF. He understands the SBIR reviewer’s mindset, and how proposals are neither purely scientific/academic proposals nor business plans, but rather a hybrid that has to make both scientific and commercial sense. Achieving this balance is critical to winning awards, and Dr. Steve has firsthand experience evaluating the strengths and weaknesses that make or break proposals.


Dr. Steve holds a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Biology from Purdue University and a BS in Biochemistry from Western Michigan University. His dissertation focused on developing novel cellular kinase activity assays and using them to characterize drug resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society and PLOS One. He has experience coordinating and preparing patent-related documents and licensing University-owned intellectual property, has been a consultant on STTR-related work at the University of Minnesota, has held a Visiting Research Scholar appointment at Purdue, and delivers a series of career readiness workshops for PhD students in the life sciences.


To work with SBIR grant writer Dr. Steve, please visit our quote page and request him in the description area.


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