Final Opportunity to Attend a 2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration: Weston, Florida - June 22-24

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-078

Key Dates

Release Date: May 23, 2011

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Time is drawing to a close in order to register for the last NIH Regional Seminar of 2011. Register today and don t miss this unique opportunity, as well as take advantage of reduced rates at the seminar hotel (limited time only).

Have you been looking for a comprehensive program that provides valuable information about the NIH grants process, including such topics as peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, compliance, how to interact electronically with NIH, or how to map your career with NIH? What about an opportunity to meet and discuss grants issues with approximately 35 HHS and NIH officials, as well as networking with others in your field? If so, make plans to attend the 2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Weston, FL (near Ft. Lauderdale) next month.

Optional NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) computer workshops are also offered. These workshops are designed for Principal Investigators and administrators, providing attendees with hands-on experience utilizing the eRA Commons.  

The NIH Regional Seminars are intended for those new to the grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, etc. However, it is also an opportunity for those with more experience to obtain updates on grants policies and procedures. This seminar is expected to draw approximately 500 attendees which will provide extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers as well as NIH experts.

June 22-24, 2011 Weston, FL Local Ambassador: Florida Atlantic University (

  • Optional eRA Hands-On Computer Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 (additional registration fees apply.)
  • The 2-day seminar is Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24, 2011. Registration fees for the seminar are $ $430. The seminar registration includes two continental breakfasts and two buffet lunches, as well as an evening reception & session materials.
  • Make reservations today for your room at the conference hotel to secure availability and the lowest available room rate for the seminar. A reduced room rate has been negotiated with the hotel, but is only guaranteed until Saturday, May 28.
  • The optional eRA Workshops and 2-day seminar sessions will all be held at the seminar hotel, the Hyatt Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa, Weston, FL.

Held twice each year, the NIH Regional 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. We hope to see you there!


For information on future seminars and to subscribe to the seminar listserv, visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) Regional Seminar Web site at Additional inquiries may be emailed to