NIH Offering Fall Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration In Baltimore, MD – Early Registration Ends June 9

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-073

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Release Date:   May 30, 2017

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From around the world each year, new investigators, research administrators, and those new to working with NIH grants and contracts, participate in the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration.  This 2-day seminar, with a 3rd day of optional workshops, provides a wealth of information for those who desire a better understanding of how the NIH grants process works and the policies behind it all. 

Interested?  Read on…

  • 65 NIH & HHS presenters:  They will not only be providing sessions and workshops, but will be available to meet individually with you to ensure you get your questions answered. See the online Faculty Page for details. 
  • 30+ additional NIH Institute & Center experts:  Available for our 1:1 Meet the Expert chats (20 minute conversations between you and the expert of your choice) – this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
  • HHS experts:  Hear from and talk to experts from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of Inspector General (OIG) & Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
  • 15-20 different NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs):  A great opportunity to receive guidance and hear expert perspectives from a variety of NIH ICs.
  • Over 45 different topics:  You’ll find a wide variety of topics included in 3 tracks during the 2-day seminar, including a track for Administrators, New Investigators and All Interests. Review the draft agenda and list of session descriptions today!
  • Interested in delving into some topics even more than what a 1 hour session can provide? Then, consider 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.

Early Registration Rates end on Friday, June 9!  Rates will increase after midnight, so take advantage of the savings and register today for the 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD, October 25-27:  

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 on Wednesday, Oct. 25. 

Half Day:

  • NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) experts provide workshops on application preparation and submission, as well as topic issues related to the eRA Commons;
  • "NIH Boot Camp: Getting Started with NIH" is designed for research administrators with no or very little experience working with NIH;
  • Intellectual Property and iEdison:  NIH experts provide two workshop options depending on your knowledge level;

Full Day:

  • Workshop on Human Research Protections:  OHRP & NIH collaborate to provide this workshop 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. The presentations during the 2-day seminar are considered basic fundamentals. However, there are a few sessions designed for those with slightly more experience.  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!  Early Registration Rates end on Friday, June 9 and General Registration Rates will go into effect.  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?
At this time, locations and dates for future seminars are under consideration.  Please check the general NIH Regional Seminar home page for updates on additional seminars at (ListServ info also available).


2017 NIH Regional Seminar Website – Baltimore, MD:

Baltimore, MD (October 25-27, 2017):

General NIH Regional Seminar Home Page:

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