Considering Submitting to NIH for the April 5 Deadline?

If you are considering preparing an application for the upcoming April 5 NIH deadline…it’s time to get started!

NIH recently released its updated Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR and STTR. New this year are distinct solicitations to address projects with and without clinical trials. Use this time leading up to the deadline to get familiar with the new solicitation and the significantly expanded requirements for studies with human subjects (both clinical and non-clinical trials).

In addition, you can view a comprehensive list of current topics and areas of interested of each Institute and Center in NIH, FDA and the CDC using this link.

Not sure how to get started or considering seeking some outside support to help you navigate the NIH application preparation and submission process? We can help!

Contact Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. today to talk about your upcoming submission. We can help determine your next steps, a competitive strategy and help you build out your team.

Here is a simple timeline leading you up to your Phase I submission on April 5.


  • Read solicitation (Omnibus) carefully
  • Draft Phase I Aims
  • Contact Program Manager for feedback on Aims


  • Complete required registrations
  • Build team for project
  • Start drafting Research Plan
  • Develop budget


  • Continue to develop Research Plan and supporting documents
  • Request letters of support and biographical sketches
  • Engage subaward/Research Institution for required documents


  • Finalize Research Plan
  • Collect final documents from collaborators and subaward sites
  • Route final documents for feedback and edits
  • Prepare forms


  • Assemble full application
  • Complete a test submission and address any identified errors

Before April 5

  • Submit!

We offer full support on submissions for a limited number of proposals each deadline. Grab your spot today before our docket fills up; April is just around the corner!