Registration Open for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Baltimore, MD

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-063

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Release Date: February 2, 2015

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Make plans today to participate in the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, May 6-8.

  • Are you ready for an opportunity to meet and discuss grant issues with NIH & HHS policy officers, grants managers, review and program officials, and NIH senior leadership…all in a central location? 
  • Have you been looking for a comprehensive program that provides valuable information about the NIH grants process, including such topics as the fundamentals, peer review process, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, compliance, how to interact electronically with NIH, or perhaps how to map your career with NIH? 
  • Are you interested in more interactive experiences with an Administrator's Boot Camp, eRA Application Submission or eRA Commons workshops with NIH eRA experts, or a full day of human research protections information to guide you through the review process?

If so, the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar is the right opportunity for you. 

The NIH Regional Seminars offer an unparalleled opportunity for you to gain a better perspective of NIH/HHS policies and programs, network with your peers, gather helpful contacts, and obtain useful resources and tools related to obtaining and managing NIH awards.

Dates & Venue Details:
May 6-8, 2015 – Baltimore, Maryland (Register Today)

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015:  Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8, 2015:  2-Day Seminar
  • Venue and Seminar Hotel:  Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
  • Room Reservations: Special rates and registration information available on the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar website-Baltimore, MD.  Reserve your room early.

Who participates?
Approximately 600 attendees are expected from across the U.S. & around the World, providing extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers.  During the seminar, attendees will be able to interact with over 45 NIH & HHS officials from multiple Institutes and Centers during presentations, breaks and with additional staff during the popular "1:1 Meet the Experts".  

The sessions and optional workshops offered during the seminar are intended for those new to the NIH grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, new investigators, faculty, graduate students, etc.  For attendees with more experience, the seminar provides an opportunity to obtain the latest updates on grants policies and procedures. 

2-Day Seminar:
During the seminar, concurrent sessions are offered across 3 tracks for administrators, new investigators, and all interests. 

  • The Administrator's Track includes sessions on topics such as Uniform Guidance, Current Issues at NIH, Peer Review for Administrators, Compliance Pitfalls, Budget Basics, and Interacting with eRA...just to name a few. 
  • The New Investigator's Track is redesigned this year to provide step-by-step guidance on mapping your career, including an understanding of the funding process and what can be expected up to the time of award.
  • To add to the array of topic choices, special interest sessions are provided on topics like research integrity, data sharing, human and animal research, foreign collaborations, the NIH Intramural Research program, and more.

Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops:
On the day prior to the seminar, several optional workshops are offered for both administrators and new investigators for an additional fee.  If you are brand new to NIH policies and process, then the "Administrator's Boot Camp: Getting Started with NIH" would be ideal to get you acquainted before the 2-day seminar begins.  For those who are more interested in the electronic grants process, there are two 1/2 day workshops offered from eRA on the application submission process & working with the eRA Commons.  New investigators may be interested in a full day workshop on human research protections.

More details on the 2-Day Seminar and the Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops are available on the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar Website-Baltimore, MD.

Additional 2015 Seminar:  There are plans for a second NIH Regional Seminar in the western portion of the U.S. later this summer or early fall.  Announcements will be made when details are confirmed on the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts and the NIH Regional Seminar Website.

We hope to see you at one of the NIH Regional Seminars this year!


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