Utah Innovation Center Hosts NSF Workshop Series

Brittany HancockUtah Innovation Center

Coming to three locations across the state, the Utah Innovation Center will present workshops on how to obtain grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). These workshops are geared for small businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers who are looking for funding to develop innovative technology. One location will also offer a virtual option. 

The NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, branded by the SBA as America’s Seed Fund, provide up to $2 million to small businesses across the country in non-dilutive funding.  The next window to submit proposals to NSF closes July 5, 2023. Join one of the workshops to learn how to write and submit a winning proposal.  

NSF funding topics are broad and fit most technologies. Register for one of the Utah Innovation Center’s NSF workshops in St. George, Logan or in Salt Lake City, to learn how to prepare a competitive proposal. You’ll also learn about the services the Utah Innovation Center provides that give Utah’s technology-oriented companies a distinct advantage.

The workshop will cover:

  • NSF-specific do’s, don’ts and best practices
  • Recently updated guidelines (including the move to a new submission system)
  • Tips for both experienced and beginning applicants
  • Practice activities with sample documents
  • Success stories of Utah companies
  • Utah Technology Innovation Funding (UTIF) microgrants and nonrecourse loans 

Series Location and Dates:

  • St. George: Thursday, April 13
  • Logan: Wednesday, April 19
  • Salt Lake City (both in-person and virtual options): Tuesday, May 16

$25 registration includes hot breakfast, instruction and materials to include an NSF-specific task list created by the Innovation Center, useful templates, sample documents, presentation slides, and a suggested timeline to help you map out the completion of your proposal. Active students can use the code STUDENT for a discount.

Join us for good food, good company, and learn what it takes to prepare a winning proposal. 

Register Here