Spring into Action and Save on the May 2017 NIH Regional Seminar in New Orleans - Register by April 8 to Avoid Late Registration Rates!

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-051

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Release Date:  March 29, 2017

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Why is the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration such a valuable and unique opportunity for those new to working with the NIH?  Over and over….this is why you should register today!

  • Over 600 investigators, research administrators, grant writers and others working with NIH grants and contracts will be in attendance from almost every state and numerous countries around the globe. (This means session questions and discussions from those with roles similar to yours.)

  • Over 65 presenters available to meet individually with you to ensure you get your questions answered, including NIH officials representing program, grants management, review, and policy.  HHS experts from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of Inspector General (OIG) & Office of Research Integrity (ORI). See the online Faculty Page for details. 

  • Over 15 different NIH Institutes and Centers are sending staff to ensure a wide variety of resources.
  • Over 45 different topics during the 2-day seminar with unique tracks specifically for Administrators and New Investigators, as well as an All Interests track with topics of wide appeal. Review the agenda and list of session descriptions today!

  • Over-the-top opportunities to learn even more during the Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops on topics such as electronic Research Administration (eRA), Human Subject Research Protections, Intellectual Property & iEdison, and an Administrators Boot Camp.

After Friday, April 8…General Registration Rates are over, so take advantage of General Registration Rates and register now for the 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in New Orleans, May 3-5:  

What does the 2-day seminar offer?
The NIH Regional Seminar offers a comprehensive program 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 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. In addition to providing higher level topics that provide insight into the leadership perspective NIH's approach to funding and support of the biomedical research enterprise, we offer additional special interest sessions on topics like research integrity, foreign collaborations, clinical trials, public access, and so much more. 

Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops offered
A variety of optional workshops are offered on the day prior to the 2-day seminar for attendees wanting a more in-depth look at various grants policies and processes.  These include ½ day and full day options.  NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) experts provide a workshop on application preparation and submission, as well as topic issues related to the eRA Commons; policy and grants management experts provide a 1/2 day NIH Boot Camp designed for administrators with no or very little experience working with NIH; for those involved in Intellectual Property policies and iEdison, NIH experts will be providing two workshop options; and a full day OHRP-NIH workshop provides guidance on how to get research protocols through human subjects review.

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 participants are expected, providing extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers, as well as the NIH & HHS 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 open for New Orleans!  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.)

Are there other dates and locations?
For those who are unable to attend the spring seminar in New Orleans, there is one more opportunity in 2017.  The 2nd and final NIH Regional Seminar this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25-27.  Registration is open for the Baltimore seminar and discounted seminar hotel rates are currently available. More information available on the Baltimore Regional Seminar website.


2017 NIH Regional Seminar Locations & Websites:

Please direct all additional questions to: NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.

For information on future seminars and ListServ information, please visit the main NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) Regional Seminar Web site at https://grants.nih.gov/news/contact-in-person/seminars.htm.