Register Today for the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-083

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Release Date: April 23, 2014

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Have you heard the news? The 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is returning to Baltimore, Maryland this summer.

When does this year's NIH Regional Seminar take place?
June 25-27, 2014 – Baltimore, Maryland (REGISTRATION OPEN)

  • Thursday, June 26 & Friday, June 27, 2014:  2-Day Seminar
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014:  Optional eRA Workshop - SOLD OUT. Check out the eRA sessions and booth during 2-day seminar
  • Venue and Seminar Hotel:  Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
  • Room Reservations: Special rates and registration information available on the Baltimore, MD - NIH Regional Seminar website

What does the 2-day seminar offer?
The NIH Regional Seminar offers a comprehensive program for the NIH extramural community about the NIH grants process and related policies, including such topics as peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, compliance, animal and human subject research, how to interact electronically with NIH, and mapping your career with NIH.  In addition, special interest sessions are provided on topics like research integrity, data sharing, foreign collaborations, the NIH Intramural Program, and more. 

Who will be there from NIH and HHS?  
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and attend sessions provided by approximately 40 NIH policy officers, grants management, review and program officials, as well as NIH senior leadership…all in a central location and ready to share their knowledge and experiences.  Institutes represented by our extensive list of presenters include NCI, NHGRI, NIBIB, NIEHS, NIDA, NIGMS, Fogarty, CSR, and more!  In addition, you'll have the opportunity to hear from many offices within the NIH Office of Extramural Research, NIH Office of Intramural Research, NIH R&D Contracts, HHS Office of Research Integrity, and HHS Office of Human Research Protections.  Many other Institutes from NIH will be available for 1:1 opportunities that provide attendees 10-15 minute discussions with experts in a small setting.

Who should attend?
The NIH Regional Seminar is intended for those new to the grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, and others involved in the NIH grants process. Over the course of two days, it also provides an opportunity to those with more experience to obtain updates on grants policies and procedures.  Approximately 700-800 attendees are expected, providing extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers as well as the NIH experts.

What's the goal of the Seminar?
The goal of the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is to offer participants an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with their peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, so that they may return to their offices and/or labs with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.

Why register today?
Registration for this highly anticipated event often reaches capacity before the seminar dates and it's only offered once this year!  Once again, a "Trainee Discount" is being offered (further details on the registration site.) Don't delay…register today!

We hope to see you there!


2014 Program and Registration Information: Baltimore, MD

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