Symposit LLC has have been selected as a small business partner to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2021 Path to Excellence and Innovation (PEI) Initiative.

The PEI Initiative is a tremendous opportunity for the National Institutes of Health to work more collaboratively with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

The mission of the PEI Initiative is to empower HBCUs with the knowledge, resources, and skills they need to effectively and consistently compete for and win contracts from the National Institutes of Health and thereby diversify revenue streams and create more research opportunities for those academic institutions.

The PEI Initiative is a uniquely designed step-by-step roadmap to create significantly more opportunities for HBCUs through collaboration with business partners by providing training and technical assistance to HBCUs applying for NIH contracts and grants.

The new NIH PEI 2.0 cohort is designed to assist in strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs’) contracting opportunities, while improving collaborations with small businesses. The ultimate goal of the PEI Initiative will be to assist the Small Business Program Office in empowering HBCUs to secure 2% of NIH contracts.

For more information please contact our PEI Program Manager, Steven Richardson.

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