RELEASE DATE:  December 13, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-03-014

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Looking to learn about obtaining and managing NIH grant awards?  Two 
regional seminars covering topics related to NIH extramural program 
funding and grants administration have been planned for 2003.  The 
regional seminars provide information about the entire funding process, 
from opportunity identification and application preparation through 
post award administration.  Informal interactions between seminar 
participants and NIH program, grants management, policy and review 
staff are highly encouraged.  Presentations are targeted towards 
researchers new to NIH, research administrators, post docs and 

We are also offering three-hour NIH electronic research administration 
workshops in conjunction with the seminars.  These will be hands-on 
labs for administrators and faculty that will cover: registration, 
institutional and professional profile creation and maintenance, 
account administration, proposal status verification, financial status 
reporting, and non-competing progress reporting. 

Questions regarding registration or logistics should be directed to the 
host universities noted below.  Questions on the program content may be 
directed to Megan Columbus, NIH Regional Seminar Coordinator, at tel. 
301-435-0937 or  

April 24-25, 2003   hosted by Stanford University in Palo Alto, California
The seminar program, on-line registration, cost and logistical 
information are available at:
The NIH electronic research administration labs will be held on 
Wednesday, April 23. 

June 11-12, 2003   hosted by University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland
A website with program, registration, cost and logistical 
information is in development at  
If unable to access the website, please send a message to to be placed on a mailing list for 
further information.  The NIH electronic research administration 
labs will be held on Friday, June 13. 

Information on current and previous regional seminars is available from 
the NIH Office of Extramural Research regional seminar website at:

Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) - Government Made Easy

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