Best Practices: Letters of Support


5-page DIGITAL bundle with 10 tips for crafting and collecting Letters of Support (LOS), agency-specific guidance for SBIR/STTR from NIH, NSF, and DoED, and our field-tested example.

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Every once in a while a client will approach us regarding collecting Letters of Support (LOS), and often they ask if we have a template. Sorry, we don’t, but we get it. They are hoping that we have an easy template that they can use. Instead, we have found that more often than not sharing the following best practices is the best help we can provide.

One of the most difficult parts of the proposal process is collecting high-quality letters of support from colleagues and individuals that can speak to the proposal and your ability to run the project should it be funded. Most of the time, the request from clients for a template is really about not knowing how to request a LOS from colleagues or what steps should be done to get a LOS.

This 5-page DIGITAL bundle solves that problem and is available for immediate download. It includes the following:

  • Ten tips for crafting and collecting Letters of Support (LOS) from key individuals that will help give your proposal that edge over your competition.
  • Agency-specific guidance for SBIR/STTR from NIH, NSF, and DoED.* Gian insights to what agencies are looking for along with their expectations on what to includes and of who you should include. 
  • Our field-tested example that you can use as inspiration to request letters from select key individuals.
*  As with any agency-specific material, we always recommend that you double check the agency instructions and solicitation announcement to ensure that guidelines have not changed for your specific funding round.

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