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Agenda at a Glance

NIH invites you to explore the 2023 NIH Grants Conference agenda, offering 2-days of sessions designed to clarify the NIH grants process and policies, as well as provide the latest news and information. Twenty-five sessions offer attendees an array of options on various topics, and the opportunity to engage with presenters through Q&A and chat features. Once registered and logged into the conference site, you are free to explore the 2-day agenda, on-demand library of related resources, and create your personal schedule!

The opportunities to create a meaningful and unique experience during this conference, also include visits to the Exhibit Hall. While there, you'll encounter NIH staff and an abundance of resources located at our NIH Institute, Center, and Special Program booths. In addition, we encourage you to take advantage of the 1:1 Meet the Experts which are 20-minute chats between attendees and NIH staff, designed for more specific research and administrative questions.

 

Wednesday / February 1, 2023

All conference events are scheduled in the Eastern Time Zone.

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH NIH STAFF

  •   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 1:1 Meet the Expert Appointments Available (Schedules Open Jan. 25)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Resource Hall Open - All Booths Staffed
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM All other Exhibit Halls rooms are open, Many booths will be staffed

At any time, explore the On-Demand Video Library and Exhibit Hall, Including 45 Institutes, Centers, and Program Booths for Resources.

"SPECIAL PRE-SESSION CONNECTIONS" - EVENT TODAY - FEB. 1

12:00 - 12:30 PM Final Countdown! Making the Most of the NIH Grants Conference
 

Join this kick-off event for tips on creating your personal conference experience including how to locate session information, build your agenda, view the live event, get suggested itineraries, and participate in the live Q&A.

Visit the Agenda Planning Room in the lobby to add to your personal agenda and view live! (Recordings will be available in 7 business days.)

Theme of the Day: Getting Started with the Essentials

KEYNOTE: A Dialogue with NIH Extramural Research Leadership
1:00 - 1:45 PM

Dr. Michael S. Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research
Track Focus
New Administrators and Investigators
Track Focus
Advanced AND Special Topics
2:00 - 2:45 PM
NIH Grant Basics and Need-to-Know Resources
2:00 - 2:45 PM
"Open Mike" with Dr. Michael Lauer
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Roles, Responsibilities, and Partnerships throughout the Grant Life Cycle
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Current Issues at NIH: Grants Policy Updates
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Understanding NIH Programs
4:00 - 4:45 PM
The NIH Final Policy for Data Management and Sharing is in Effect: Planning for Success!

CONVERSATIONS WITH NIH
5:00 - 5:45 PM

Panel Option 1: Putting It All Together: Supporting Your Career Path with NIH Funding
Panel Option 2: SEEDing Biomedical Innovation: Supporting Entrepreneurs at NIH

 

Thursday / February 2, 2023

All conference events are scheduled in the Eastern Time Zone.

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH NIH STAFF

  •   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 1:1 Meet the Expert Appointment Available (Schedules Open Jan. 25)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Resource Room - All Booths Staffed
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM All other Exhibit Hall Rooms Open – Many Booths Staffed

At any time, explore the On-Demand Video Library and Exhibit Hall, Including 45 Institutes, Centers, and Program Booths for Resources.

"SPECIAL PRE-SESSION CONNECTIONS" - EVENT TODAY - FEB. 2

11:00 - 11:45 AM
  • Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce
  • Genomic Data Sharing, Other Sharing Policies, and Open Q&A
  • Understanding the NIH Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and the Importance of Sex & Gender in Research
12:00 - 12:45 PM
  • Developing and Optimizing Your Mentor Relationships
  • Support for Women in Biomedical Careers at NIH and Beyond
Visit the Agenda Planning Room in the lobby to add to your personal agenda and view live! (Recordings will be available in 7 business days.)

Theme of the Day: Application to Award

Track Focus
New Administrators
Track Focus
New Investigators
Track Focus
Advanced AND Special Topics
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Ready! Set! Submit! Application Preparation and Submission
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Let's Look at Peer Review
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Compliance Pitfalls and Strategies for Success
2:00 - 2:45 PM
All About Costs: Post-Award Primer
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Grant Writing for Success
2:00 - 2:45 PM
FCOI and Other Support: NIH and Grantees Working Together
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Notice of Award Arrives...Now What?
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Budget Building Blocks
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Advanced Administrative Topics: Pre-Award Issues
4:00 - 4:45 PM
The Shared Path of eRA Commons and the Grant Process: Post-Submission to Award Management
4:00 - 5:15 PM
NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section with Extended Q&A
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Advanced Administrative Topics: Post-Award Issues

CONVERSATIONS WITH NIH
5:00 - 5:45 PM

Panel Option 1: Research Administrator's Trivia Challenge!
Panel Option 2: NIH's Efforts to Enhance Racial and Ethnic Equity