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EARLY $500 March 5 - March 26, 2012
GENERAL $550 March 27 - May 20, 2012
FINAL WEEKS $575 May 21 - June 20, 2012

Per 1/2 day
March 5 - June 20, 2012

SEMINAR: NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
The seminar (not including the pre-seminar eRA workshop) is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2012.

The seminar registration fee includes: the cost of registration, conference proceedings, conference materials, USB drive with presenter presentations, two continental breakfasts and lunch meals, coffee breaks, and a reception to be held Thursday, June 21 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Schedule and description of the 2-day Seminar are available as follows:

WORKSHOP: electronic Research Administration (eRA) Hands-On Computer Workshops
The optional eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In order to participate in the eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop, you must have registered for the Seminar. The registration fee for each workshop session is $250 ($500 to attend the full day). Note: These workshops are designed for two attendees to share a single computer station.

Schedule and description of the eRA workshops are available on the workshop overview. (PDF - 115 KB)

Registration Policies

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancelations must be made in writing via email at NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov by the registration deadline dates below. Requests submitted via phone, voice-mail message, fax, or mail, are neither valid nor accepted.

  • On or Before May 1, 2012: Ripple Effect Conference will refund the full amount of your registration payment minus the $40.00 processing fee.
  • After May 1, 2012: 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.

If you are entitled to a refund (full or partial), expect the refund within 30 days of the close of the event. All refunds will be issued back to the original payment type.

Refunds are not honored for no-shows. Registration sharing is not permitted nor is seminar fees transferrable to future events. Substitutions are allowed. Requests for substitutions must be submitted by email at NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.

eRA Hands-On Workshop No-Show
Due to high demand for the eRA workshops, empty seats will be held for 20 minutes after the start of the session.  After that time, attendees will be considered no-shows and seats will be offered to onsite walk-ins.  If you will be late due to unforeseen circumstances, please email NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov prior to the start time of your session in order to hold your seat.

Your name, email address and affiliation will be included in program materials and communications. The seminar may be videotaped, recorded, and/or photographed by the NIH. The videotapes, recordings and photographs may be used in the public domain. If you do not wish to share your information and/or image in the public domain, send an email to NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.

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