Register to Attend the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Baltimore, MD - May 2019

Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-058

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Release Date: January 11, 2019

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Are you a research administrator, investigator, grant writer, or have another role at your institution which involves working with the NIH grants process?

Are you new or feel that a better understanding of the NIH grants process and related policies could be a benefit in your job?

If so, then it’s time to register for the Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore, Maryland !

  • Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
  • Wednesday, May 15: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • Thursday & Friday, May 16-17: 2-Day Seminar

What have some recent attendees shared with us about their experience?

  • Fantastic conference, thank you! As a post-doc and NIH-trainee, the seminar was very informative and helped me to navigate the NIH, as well as feel more prepared for my future.
  • Meet the Experts was great! Presenters were outstanding very knowledgeable.
  • I found the pre-seminar workshops to be very helpful and informative.
  • My first time here it was great! Many/all [of my] questions were answered.

Now that we have your interest here’s even more!

  • 65 NIH & HHS presenters: Review, program, grants management and policy officials are looking forward to sharing their expertise and guidance.
  • 1:1 Meet the Experts: In addition to presenters, there will be additional NIH Institute & Center experts available for 15-minute conversations to help provide more personal guidance.
  • 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).
  • 3 Tracks and over 45 different topics: Within the seminar’s 3 tracks for Administrators, New Investigators and All Interests, you ll find topics that cover the fundamentals, Peer Review Process, budgets, grant writing, research integrity, compliance, humans and animals in research, pre-award and post award issues, contracts, and so much more! Review the draft agenda and list of session descriptions today!

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 day and full day options on Wednesday, May 15.

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; and
  • Intellectual Property experts will 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 650-850 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?
Now - registration is open! These seminars often reach capacity before the seminar dates so start making plans soon. A $50 "Trainee Discount" is offered and information is available on the Registration Page

Is there a special hotel room rate for seminar participants?
Yes - but make your reservation today and don t miss this limited time opportunity to receive a discounted seminar rate at the venue hotel.

Are there other dates and locations?
Plans for a Fall 2019 NIH Regional Seminar are tentative for early November in Phoenix, AZ. Please check the general NIH Regional Seminar Home Page . (ListServ info also available.)


Please direct all inquiries to:

Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore, MD - May 15-17, 2019:

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