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Department of Education (ED) SBIR/STTR Program Overview

December 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is administered out of its research office, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Learn how to lay the groundwork for your ED SBIR/STTR proposal in our BBCetc virtual classroom. After a review of the SBIR/STTR program goals and eligibility, our expert will review the nuances of the program, including funding rates, application components, and scoring criteria.

You’ll learn:

How to communicate with the Program Manager
How to search past awards
How to develop your preliminary project plan and budget
Common pitfalls and how to avoid them


Amanda BarnhartAmanda Barnhart, MBA
Amanda Barnhart joined BBCetc as Principal Consultant in 2020 after serving as the Director of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs for a Michigan manufacturing facility producing medical isotopes for cancer therapy. In addition to her directorial responsibilities, Amanda worked as a nuclear engineer, project manager, and program manager to secure over $60 million in the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and private investor funds. Her grant writing and negotiation skills have won over 30 Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III contract through the SBIR/STTR program and she has managed the post-award administration process for five universities and six national laboratories. Amanda secured three licenses and 20 amendments from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and established facility registration and Drug Master Files with the Food and Drug Administration. She has an Executive MBA in Integrative Management from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.





December 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Department of Education (ED) SBIR/STTR Program Overview