Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-046

Key Dates
Release Date:  January 30, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

Have you been looking for a comprehensive program that provides valuable information about the NIH Grants Process, including such topics as how to apply for and manage an NIH grant application, grant writing for success, the latest in NIH peer review, public access, compliance, and how to interact electronically with NIH?  What about an opportunity to meet and discuss grants issues with approximately 25 HHS and NIH officials?

The NIH offers two regional seminars each year that focus on topics related to NIH extramural program funding and grants administration.  Optional NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) computer workshops for principal investigators and administrators are offered in conjunction with the 2-day seminar, providing attendees with hands-on experience utilizing the eRA Commons.  

Anyone interested in the NIH grants process can benefit from the seminars, including sponsored project office and departmental administrators, investigators, graduate students, etc.

Registration is open, the agenda is on-line, and space is available for the first Regional Seminar of 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

April 16-17, 2009 – Atlanta, GA  – eRA Hands-On Computer Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.  Workshops are filling quickly so register today!  Registration fees for this seminar are $350; additional fees for the optional eRA computer workshops are available on this registration site.  This seminar is co-hosted by Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. 

The second opportunity to attend a 2009 Regional Seminar will be in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Registration will open in February for this event. 

June 25-26, 2009 – Las Vegas - Save the Date Page - (Registration open in February.) eRA Hands-On Computer Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, June 24, 2009.  Registration fees for this seminar are $400; additional fees for the optional eRA computer workshops will be posted on the site.  Co-ambassadors for this event are the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno. 

These seminars provide an unparalleled opportunity for participants to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with their peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and to return to their offices and/or labs with inside information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.  

Since these seminars are only provided twice a year, they traditionally reach capacity prior to the event - so please register early.  


For more information, visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research Regional Seminar Web site at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm

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