Grants Consulting

Adeptify, LLC works with technology-oriented entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups to seek the early stage capital that will enable them to advance their R&D efforts toward commercialization. The bulk of Adeptify's work is devoted to applications for federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, with particular focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Through the SBIR/STTR programs, Adeptify helps innovators navigate the translation step of the research-to-market continuum.

Working with Adeptify on a grant application

Depending on your level of need, Adeptify can:

  • Identify potential funding sources
  • Plan and outline the grant
  • Confer with program officer(s) of the target funding agency
  • Provide input on figures and tables
  • Draft and/or edit text
  • Create the bibliography (using EndNote)
  • Compile necessary information and materials for ancillary documents required for complete application packages (e.g., budgets, biosketches, facilities & equipment, etc.)
  • Finalize and lay out the research proposal (and commercialization plan, if applicable)
  • Create and submit the application package.

Upcoming deadlines


January 5, 2018. Omnibus solicitations not yet released.

These are the OLD solicitations from the September 2018 deadline:

  1. For studies NOT involving clinical trials:
  2. For studies involving clinical trials:


Next deadline: December 4, 2018 for Phase I SBIR/STTR applications.

  1. Solicitation here: NSF 18-593


Next deadline: October 25, 2018. Access the Phase I RFA here.

Note on grants work

I collaborate closely with a colleague for grants consulting work (Kafryn Lieder, PhD, of The Well-Tempered Word). Kafryn's additional expertise comes at no additional cost to clients.




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Kafryn Lieder, PhD

"Michelle and I have worked together as collaborating consultants for going on three years, and I look forward to continuing our productive, enjoyable working relationship for many more years....Michelle has developed a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of the grant application process, especially for NIH and NSF." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.