Pre-Submission Review Panels

Pre-Submission Expert Panel Reviews

This free service helps clients increase their potential for federal funding approval. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise. Our goal is to provide you with actionable recommendations regarding your draft ahead of your SBIR/STTR submission deadline. This is intended to be a high-level review of proposals in final draft form.

Review Panel Format:

  1. Clients register for the appropriate review panel event (see registration links below).
  2. Proposals are emailed to CTC ( and ).
  3. Proposals are sent to our panel of expert reviewers. CTC includes confidentiality measures to protect your idea.  
  4. Reviewers and CTC reconvene to discuss proposals and provide feedback. Clients DO NOT attend review.
  5. Review results are emailed to clients with notes from CTC.

Upcoming Panel Events: NSF () & NIH (

Who Should Participate? Companies planning on submitting a proposal for the December 4, 2017 NSF deadline. Please note this is closed review process.  You do not need to attend the event, but you will need to register.  This allows us to recruit the appropriate reviewers for your proposal.

Key Deadlines:

  Noon on November 13, 2017.  Please and email your draft proposal directly to AND

* Registration powered by the Small Business Development Center

When will I get feedback?  Results will be emailed to clients by November 28, 2017.


Who Should Participate? Companies planning on submitting a proposal for the January 5, 2018 NIH deadline. Please note this is closed review process.  You do not need to attend the event, but you will need to register.  This allows us to recruit the appropriate reviewers for your proposal.

Key Deadlines:

Noon on December 13, 2017.  Please and then email your draft proposal directly to AND

* Registration powered by the Small Business Development Center

When will I get feedback?  Results will be emailed to clients by December 22, 2017. 


Learn more about our new program, SBIR Labs: Grant Writer In Training.

Apply your expertise to new WI scientific ventures while also gaining practical experience in SBIR and federal grant writing skills and strategies. As a Writer-in-Training, the CTC will train you on the basics of SBIR proposal construction including basic strategies in technology commercialization. and contact Dr. Todd Strother at (608) 890-1015 or for participation information.