Register Today for the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Nov. 1-4
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Are you a research administrator, investigator, grant writer, or work in another role vital to the research enterprise and want to learn more about the NIH grants process, programs, and/or policies? If so, then make plans to participate in the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. This informative and engaging seminar will take place Monday, November 1 - Thursday, November 4.

Top five reasons to register today:

  1. Comprehensive Agenda! Choose from over 50 Live Zoom sessions and On-Demand Videos over the course of four days.
  2. Extensive NIH Presence! Hear guidance directly from 100+ HHS and NIH staff during the sessions, and even more during the optional 1:1 Meet the Expert chats that are available.
  3. Amazing Institute/Center Resources! Visit staff and gather resources at 45+ NIH booths located in the Meet the Experts Exhibit Hall.
  4. Worldwide Exposure! Learn along with thousands of other participants from around the world and utilize matchmaking features to create potential connections.
  5. Free Registration!

Key Components:

  • Event Days: Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4
  • Session Times: 1:00 PM – 5:45 PM EDT daily during the seminar
  • Meet the Experts Exhibit Hall: Resources from all booths available 24 hours, as well as a variety of staffed booths open 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    • Every NIH institute and center
    • Offices focused on special topics and trans-NIH programs
    • NIH policy and compliance
    • NIH systems and tools
  • 1:1 Meet the Experts Appointments:
    • 20-minute conversations with NIH/HHS experts
    • Availability varies between 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT
  • NIH Lounge, On-Demand Video Library, Social Media Wall, and so much more!
  • Seminar website: Includes registration link, agenda, presenters, exhibitor listing, FAQs, etc.

Looking for Specific Topics?
This seminar provides three auditoriums on a variety of topics. You are free to move among the auditoriums to attend the sessions that are the best fit for you. Topics include the fundamentals, peer review process, budgets, grant writing, research integrity, compliance, human and animal subjects in research, pre-award and post-award issues, and so much more! Check out the overall seminar agenda. Don’t worry about missing a session- recordings will be available.

Join Us for our Special After-Hours Conversations:
Concluding each day, we invite attendees to engage with our special panels on some important topics of interest to the research community.

November 1:

  • NIH and You: Working to UNITE the Extramural Research Community
  • Planning Your Career Path: NIH Experts Share Their Perspectives

November 2:

  • Planning Your First Application: Top 5 Tips
  • Not Funded…Now What? Guidance from the Experts

November 3:

  • Building Partnerships to Support Innovations
  • NIH Next Generation Research Initiative - Training Future Biomedical Researchers

November 4:

  • Developing and Optimizing Your Mentor Relationships
  • Implementation of the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

What's the goal of the Seminar?
The goal of the NIH Virtual 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, 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! Remember, registration and attendance are free! Click the “Register Today” box on the seminar website.


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