Eva Garland Consulting Earns NIH Contract
Raleigh’s Eva Garland Consulting, LLC has expanded its partnership with the National Institutes of Health, thanks to a newly awarded contract.
The five-year contract grants EGC the ability to administer the NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) which helps companies prepare competitive applications for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs.
EGC helps early stage companies navigate the grant-funding process through strategic support, proposal preparation and grant compliance. The company made the Inc. 5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies in August, for the second year in a row, and has grown its revenue more than 700% in the last few years.
“We are thrilled to establish this deeper partnership with NIH after successfully administering the AAP Pilot Program earlier this year with the National Cancer Institute (NCI),” said CEO Eva Garland, Ph.D. “As the leading funder of biomedical research in the U.S., the NIH is an incredible resource for small businesses developing cutting-edge technologies. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist more entrepreneurs in preparing high-quality proposals to access SBIR/STTR funding.”
The NIH awards approximately $1 billion to startup companies that are developing innovative technologies through SBIR/STTR grants. The EGC team will be supporting companies with promising technologies through the funding application process.
“It is a privilege to serve as a coach for the AAP Program,” said EGC Scientific Consultant Tiger Xie, Ph.D. “It is particularly rewarding to work with entrepreneurs who have developed highly innovative technologies, but who lack the resources to develop competitive SBIR/STTR applications. Through the AAP, we are able to help companies prepare SBIR/STTR applications that are complete and responsive to the solicitation requirements.”