2016 NIH Regional Seminar Early Registration Rates Extended for Chicago, IL

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-114

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Release Date:  June 24, 2016

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Registration is in full swing for the upcoming 2016 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Chicago, Illinois.  It’s going great, but we realized the deadline for early registration was planned for the start of a holiday weekend.  So, we’ve decided to extend the early registration rate for an additional 2 weeks for this final seminar of 2016.  Early registration rates now end July 15, 2016.

Join approximately 600 or more of your peers for the latest grants process and policy information shared by 65 NIH & HHS grants experts - all located in one place - Chicago, October 26-28! 

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016:  Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • Thursday-Friday, October 27-28: 2-Day Seminar
  • Venue and Seminar Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton 
  • Seminar & Workshop Registration: Open – Register today and save…Early registration rates end July 15, 2016.  General rates in effect from July 15-September 1.
  • Room Reservations: Special reduced rate information is now available on the Seminar Hotel/Travel Web Page (Limited Availability!)

What does the 2-Day Seminar Agenda 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 wide variety of sessions for research administrators, a New Investigators’ track 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. 

What Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops are being offered? 

  • NIH electronic Research Administration experts from the NIH provide ½ day workshops on application preparation and submission, as well as topical issues related to the eRA Commons.
  • NIH Boot Camp for Administrators is a ½ day workshop that provides a great introduction to the NIH grants process for those brand new to working with NIH.  It’s provided by NIH policy and grants management experts.
  • Intellectual Property and iEdison ½ day workshops are offered for those who want a better understanding of intellectual property, the Bayh-Dole Act, Inventions & Reporting, as well as  iEdison.
  • OHRP and NIH experts provide a full day workshop for investigators desiring to learn more on getting research protocols through human subjects review with skill.

Who will present from NIH and HHS?
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and attend sessions provided by approximately 65 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. During the 2-day seminar, attendees can sign up for 15 minute discussions with experts to discuss more specific questions 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 600-700 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, and gather helpful NIH contacts.  In the process, participants will be able to 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 open now!  These seminars often reach capacity before the seminar dates and hotel rooms at the discounted rate book quickly, so don’t wait too long and miss your opportunity. Once again, a $50 Trainee Discount is offered of any of our registration rates with proof of status.

Where will the 2017 Seminars be Held?
Plans are underway for two NIH Regional Seminars in 2017.  One will take place in the Washington DC metro area and one will be in the central to western U.S.  The location and dates of these seminars will be announced in late summer or early fall 2016.  Those interested in learning more about these opportunities can watch for announcements on the Main NIH Regional Seminar Home Page (general info and ListServ), as well as the NIH Guide to Grants and ContractsNIH Extramural Nexus, and our Twitter feed: @NIHgrants.

We look forward to seeing you at a future NIH Regional Seminar!


Please direct all inquiries to: NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov