Start Planning Your 2023 NIH Grants Conference Experience - Free, Virtual Event on February 1 and 2 - Register Today!
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January 19, 2023

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Attention research administrators, investigators, grant writers, students, and others working with the NIH grants process, programs, and policies: If you have not registered for the 2023 Virtual NIH Grants Conference on Funding, Policies, and Processes, there’s still time!  And if you have registered, congratulations, you are in for an information filled two days! Start planning your time now by logging in and clicking on Agenda Planning to build your own personalized agenda. 



Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 2, 2023


Who should attend?
Whether you are new the grants process or more experienced, there is something for everyone! This event is especially valuable to sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, and others involved in the NIH grants process. Our session tracks focus on either New Administrators and Investigators or Advanced & Special Topics.

What's the goal of the Seminar?
The goal of the NIH Grants provides participants an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, connect with NIH staff, and get questions answered so participants can return to their offices/labs with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.

Top five reasons to register today:

  1. Attend virtually!
  2. Pay nothing?it’s free 
  3. Learn directly from Federal experts
  4. Get answers from hundreds of NIH staff eager to connect with you and answer your questions.
  5. Gather resources to use and share from all awarding NIH Institutes and Centers

Sound like an opportunity that could benefit you? Then register today and take advantage of this unique, and unprecedented opportunity hosted by NIH. Learn more on the NIH Grants Conference website.

Daily Schedule:  (Agenda At A Glance)

Wednesday, February 1:  Add event day to your calendar

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET          1:1 Meet the Experts Appointment Scheduling 

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET         Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens - staff available at many booths to answer your questions

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET       Pre-Session Kick-Off - Final Countdown to the NIH Grants Conference: Tips with Q&A 

1:00 PM – 5:45 PM ET           Agenda with two tracks of live sessions

Available anytime:                  On-demand video library

Thursday, February 2: Add event day to your calendar

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET           1:1 Meet the Experts Appointment Scheduling 

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET          Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens – staff available at many booths to answer questions

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM ET        Pre-Session Connection Event

1:00 – 5:45 PM ET                  Agenda with three tracks of live session

Available anytime:                   On-demand video library 

Now that we’ve piqued your interest?here are more details about our top five list and opportunities to create your personal experience:

  • Three tracks, 26 presentations or panel discussion options, plus an on-demand video library! You’ll find topics that cover grant basics, peer review process, budget building, grant writing, compliance, current policy topics, pre-award and post-award issues, and so much more! Check out the overall conference agenda. If you miss a session, that’s ok – recordings will be posted within the next few days. 
  • NIH and HHS presenters: More than 50 NIH and review, program, grants management and policy officials and HHS experts are participating in sessions with live chat and question and answer opportunities. They’re looking forward to sharing their expertise and guidance.
  • Continuing the Conversation with NIH: At 5:00 PM EST each day, NIH will wrap-up the sessions with special panel discussions on important topics for the research community: 
    • Wednesday, February 1
      • Putting It All Together: Supporting Your Career Path with NIH Funding
      • SEEDing Biomedical Innovation: Supporting Entrepreneurs at NIH
    • Thursday, February 2
      • Research Administrator’s Trivia Challenge! 
      • NIH and You: Working to UNITE the Extramural Research Community 
  • Connect with staff at exhibit hall booths: This virtual exhibit hall will offer a treasure trove of information on NIH funding programs and initiatives in its 45 booths, many of which will be staffed with experts available to answer questions, downloadable resources, and so much more! 
    • NIH policy and compliance
    • Every NIH institute and center
    • Offices focused on special topics and trans-NIH programs 
    • NIH systems and tools


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