Electronic Submission of Grant Applications Webinar for Foreign Institutions on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 – Registration Now Open

Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-158

Key Dates
Release Date: September 21, 2012

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This webinar is designed as a primer for foreign applicants wanting more information about the process of submitting a grant application to the NIH. The presentation will be tailored to the specific needs of foreign applicants as it walks attendees through the required registration process, completing the application forms, submitting the application through Grants.gov, to tracking the application’s status in NIH’s eRA Commons.
Date:  Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Live Broadcast
Time:  8:00-10:00am EDT (GMT – 4)

Registration Required!

Note: This webinar will be captioned and recorded.  The NIH will post the transcript, PowerPoint, and recording on the Foreign Grants website within 4 business days of the event. 

Who should participate?  This webinar is designed for investigators and administrators from foreign institutions who are responsible for developing and submitting grant applications. Space is limited! The webinar is limited to 1000 log-ins. Interested attendees should register as soon as possible.

To maximize participation and improve communication within our grantee institutions, NIH strongly encourages institutions to promote classroom style viewing whereby groups of viewers at one institution get together in one room to participate. Group viewing is a great way to discuss institutional processes that support the grant submission process within your institution!

Additional Resources:  It will be helpful to attendees to have familiarized yourself with the NIH’s Applying Electronically web page, as well as the eSubmission page for foreign grantees.

Webinar Logistics:

PC-based attendees:  Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh-based attendees:  Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
Internet Connection Type:  At this time, the software does not support dial-up connections.  However, the conference call line provided during registration will allow attendees to listen “live” to the webinar.

Reminder: Captioning will be provided during the webinar in English.  The PowerPoint, transcript and recording of the webinar will be posted no later than Wed., Oct. 3, 2012 on the Foreign Grants website.


GoToWebinar registration questions?  Email: extramuralnexus@mail.nih.gov

Need help with your application submission?  General questions can be addressed to helpdesks found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/support.htm which includes:

eRA Service Desk (eRA Commons-related inquiries)
Web: http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/ (Preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552
Phone: 301-402-7469
TTY: 301-451-5939
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
Email: commons@od.nih.gov (for Commons Support)

NIH Grants Information Help Desk (general grant-related inquiries)
Office of Extramural Research
Telephone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936
Hours:  Mon.-Fri., 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m EST
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov