Registration Open for the 2nd NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration - San Diego, CA - October 14-16, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-013

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Release Date:  June 19, 2015

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The wait is over to register for the 2nd NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration for 2015.  Make plans to join the NIH and your peers in San Diego, California - October 14-16, 2015.   

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015:  Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • Thursday-Friday, October 15-16, 2015:  2-Day Seminar
  • Venue and Seminar Hotel:  Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Seminar & Workshop Registration:  A draft agenda is available on the San Diego Regional Seminar Web Site.
  • Room Reservations:  Special sleeping room rates have been negotiated with the seminar hotel. The San Diego Regional Seminar Web Site offers reservation details on its Hotel/Travel page.

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 Fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal and human subject research, and how to interact electronically with NIH.  In addition to a strong, track for of sessions for administrators, a redesigned track for new investigators will provide step-by-step guidance on mapping your career, 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, foreign collaborations, and more. 

Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops offered
NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) experts will once again be offering optional 1/2 day workshops on application preparation and submission, as well as topic issues related to the eRA Commons.  In addition, this is the first year for two new optional workshop opportunities: a 1/2 day NIH Boot Camp designed for administrators with no or very little experience working with NIH, as well as a full day OHRP-NIH workshop for investigators on how to get research protocols through human subjects review.

Who will be there from NIH and HHS?  
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and attend sessions provided by approximately 50 NIH and HHS 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. 

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 500-600 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.

When can you register?
Registration is now open!  These seminars often reach capacity before the seminar dates so start making plans soon.  Once again, a "Trainee Discount" will be offered (further details on the registration site.)

This will be the final NIH Regional Seminar offered in 2015. If you are unable to attend, please watch for an announcement this fall regarding our 2016 seminar plans.


For ListServ information and additional seminar details, please visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research Regional Seminar Web site at:

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