Upcoming Training - DOE Proposal Prep Essentials

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2022  10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (EST)


If you are considering a submission to DOE SBIR/STTR program, but don’t know where to start, then this virtual classroom is for you. The Department of Energy has multiple releases, letters of intent, and topics/subtopics to navigate. Our experts will review what’s needed for a successful Department of Energy proposal including strategies to construct a competitive R&D scope of work, budget, and commercialization plan.


We’ll review:

  • The structure, policies, procedures, and mission of the DOE
  • Eligibility requirements, review criteria, and the selection process
  • How to plan your project and collect necessary documents
  • How to write your proposal to meet reviewer expectations.  


Agenda (EST)

10:00 am ABCs of SBIR/STTR and Overview of DOE program

11:30 am 10-15-minute break

11:45 am DOE Proposal Prep Essentials Part 1

1:15 pm 30-minute lunch break

1:45 pm DOE Proposal Prep Essentials Part 2

3:15 pm Final Q&A

About the Presenters

Jerry Hollister

Jerry is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was Chief Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 SBIR awards. Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement.


Amanda 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 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 contracts 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


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