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From this page, you will be able to register for the April 2011 NIH Regional Seminar in Scottsdale, AZ and the optional hands-on eRA Workshops in Tempe. Please note that the registration for this seminar is completely electronic. Therefore, paper registration is not available or accepted.

NIH Regional Seminar
The seminar (not including the pre-seminar eRA workshop) is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 through Friday, April 29, 2011.


$385 - Register by February 28, 2011 Extended to March 8, 2011
$430 - Register on or after March 9, 2011
$450 - Register late (if available) after April 20, 2011

*To "Pay Later," simply register by clicking on the registration link above. Fill out all necessary fields, and choose the "Pay by Check" method. When you are ready to make payment, sign back in using the same registration link and navigate to the payment screen. Modify your payment option as necessary.

Registration will be open until April 20, 2011. After this date, only late registration is available online and at the hotel. At that time, the registration fee will be $450, no matter how many sessions you plan on attending.

The seminar attendee registration fee includes: the cost of registration, conference proceedings, conference materials, two continental breakfasts and lunch meals, coffee breaks, and a reception to be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Talking Stick Resort.

electronic Research Administration (eRA) Hands-On Computer Workshops
Optional eRA Hands-on Computer Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday April 27, 2011. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. In order to participate in the eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop, you must have registered for the 2-day seminar. The registration fee for each workshop session is as follows:

$135 (per session) - Register by February 28, 2011 Extended to March 8, 2011 ($270 full day)
$150 (per session) - Register on or after March 8, 2011 ($300 full day)

Registration fees include round-trip transportation to the ASU campus. Descriptions of the eRA workshops are available on the workshop overview. (PDF - 266 KB)

Payment Options
Attendees are personally responsible for all money due. Seminar registration fees may be paid:

  • Securely online with a major credit card (Please note: we do not accept American Express) or;
    • Credit card charges will appear on your credit card statement as Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
  • By checks (in U.S. dollars, drawn on U.S. bank)
    • Make checks payable to Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. and mail to:

    Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
    Tax ID# 20-0304104
    11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 112
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Attn: Conference Services

Click here for Ripple Effect pre-filled W-9 form (PDF - 284 KB)

Registration will be pending and space not confirmed until mailed payment is received and processed. There will be a $25.00 fee charged for returned checks. Purchase orders and/or training vouchers are not acceptable forms of payment.

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations of conference registrations can be made by the cancellation deadlines by sending notification in writing of desire to cancel registration. Written notifications are accepted via email at If you cancel your registration (full or partial) and are entitled to a refund, expect the refund within 30 days of the close of the event. All refunds will be issued back to the original payment type.

Requests submitted via phone, voice-mail message, fax, or mail, are neither valid nor accepted. All cancellations must be received via email by the registration deadline dates as follows:

  • On or Before March 25, 2011: Ripple Effect Conference will refund the full amount of your registration payment minus the $40.00 processing fee.
  • After March 25, 2011: Cancellations received after this date will be assessed the full registration cost. No refund will be issued. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Shared registrations are not allowed.
Substitutions are allowed. Requests for substitutions must be submitted by email at no later than April 11, 2011. After this date, substitutions will not be honored.


Local University Ambassador:
Arizona State University at Tempe
Arizona State University at Tempe    
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite you to participate in the 2011 Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration to be held in the Phoenix, Arizona area.