NIH eSubmission Items of Interest - September 25, 2018

Grant Application Submission Tips for Success Video Series

Title: Virtual SheriI just launched a new NIH Grant Application Submission Tips for Success video series. There are three videos posted so far and more in the works. The style is different than we typically post. I’d love to know what you think - just email me directly.
 

Upcoming Seminars

Title: conference participants meeting one-on-one with NIH expertsNIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
We’re headed to San Francisco, CA on October 17 for our Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Registration is filling up fast, but there is still space available for both the pre-seminar workshops and the conference itself. 

The agenda  includes tracks for administrators, investigators and all interests. Here is a sampling of sessions related to application submission and eRA system processing that may be of interest:
o   eRA Workshop: Grant Application Preparation & Submission (half day pre-seminar workshop)
o   eRA Workshop: eRA Commons Account Administration & Post-Submission Processing (half day pre-seminar workshop)
o   Ready! Set! Submit! Application Preparation & Submission
o   Interacting Electronically with NIH: Post Submission
o   How Well Do You Know eRA Systems?
o   Preparing & Submitting Multi-project Grant Applications Using ASSIST
 
When not presenting, Joe, Scarlett, Laurie and I will be available at eRA and Grants Info booths. Stop by and say hi. We’d love to see you.
 
A Better Tomorrow: Big Ideas Biotech 
Join us in Dallas, Texas Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 for the 20th Anniversary of the HHS SBIR/STTR conference. The NIH Small Business Innovation Research/Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs o­ffer $1 billion dollars in annual funding, making it one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. We have a full schedule of presentations geared to give small business applicants the tools needed to succeed including these sessions focused on submission and review processes:
 
o   Successfully Submitting a Small Business Grant Application to NIH using ASSIST
o   Getting from Submission to Review & The Review Process
 
Over 100 SBIR/STTR Program Managers and federal staff from NIH and other agencies will also be available to meet one-on-one with participants.  

If you know someone who might benefit from attending, please help us spread the word.
 

Happy National Research Administrator’s Day!

You’re overdue. No, not for an application or report. You’re overdue for some appreciation. I was sitting in an agency update session at the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting earlier this month. I was struck by how much you need to know to administer federal grants. It’s hard enough for me to keep NIH policies and systems straight. I can’t imagine having to do it for multiple agencies. What you do is nothing short of amazing.
 
Here is a fun little test of your grants administration prowess. Can you figure out the NIH grant administration term associated with each picture clue?
 
1.       Title: Grants
 
 
 
2.       Title: Parent Announcement
 
 
 
3.       Title: Grants Management
 
 
4.       Title: Just In Time
 
 
5.       Title: Notice of Award
 
 
6.       
 
 
7.       Title: Change of Institution
 
 
8.       Title: xTrain
 
 
9.       Title: Reference Letters
 
 
10.   Title: Grants Administrator 
 
In case you couldn’t figure out that last one … it’s you - the super heroes of research administration. Some of the other clues are kind of tricky. If you’re like me and can’t stand to leave something unfinished - here are the answers.
Enjoy your day - when you aren’t showing off your mad-skills submitting and tracking NIH training and multi-project grant applications.
 
Sheri