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NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration


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Youtube Icon Two-Minute Overview See What It’s All About! Link to External Site (This video highlights previous in-person events, but the goals remain the virtually!)


Note:  This page will be archived following the 2023 NIH Grants Conference, February 1-2, 2023! New website info below.

NEW! For decades, the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration have been the go-to conference for grants administrators, researchers, and others who were new to working with the NIH grants process. In 2020, these in-person seminars pivoted to virtual, and instead of reaching 1000+ attendees, has now reached tens of thousands from across the globe.

Under a new name and new approach, the NIH Grants Conference & PreCon Events, now extends beyond one event! Each month, preconference events are offered which take attendees on a deeper dive into important NIH topics. In February, the 2-day conference will bring together in one location, hundreds of NIH experts with participants from every state and a multitude of countries for a memorable learning and sharing opportunity within the NIH Grants Conference Center! Overall, these events are designed to help demystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. They serve the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists.  

Chicago Regional Seminar 2016 Chicago Regional Seminar 2016


Upcoming Events:  

New this year!  2022-2023 NIH Grants Conference & PreCon Events Virtual N/A

One Registration...One All-Access Conference Pass!

August 2022 - January 2023: NIH PreCon Events  These monthly events are focused on more in-depth views of NIH topics. Examples include Research Misconduct, Human Subjects, and International Collaborations.

February 1-2, 2023: NIH Grants Conference: Funding, Policies, & Processes
Make plans to take part in this 2-day conference, providing attendees with 25 different session options, over 30 on-demand videos, 1:1 Meet the Expert appointments, 45 NIH booths (many staffed), and so much more!  Agenda:

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Past Seminars:

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October 27-30, 2020 Virtual N/A
The 2020 Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration has ended. Find all presentations at
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October 28-30, 2020
Nashville, TN - In-Person Seminar
  • Tennessee State University
  • Vanderbilt University
Important Update: The Fall 2020 Seminar in Nashville, TN has been cancelled.
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Venue/Room Block:
Renaissance Nashville Hotel – Please make sure you cancel your room reservation as soon as possible.

April 20-22, 2020 Baltimore, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD – Spring 2020 NIH Regional Seminar – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Nov. 6-8, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
  • Arizona State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ – Fall 2019 NIH Regional Seminar:
May 15-17, 2019 Baltimore, MD
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD – Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar:
October 17-19, 2018 San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco State University (SFSU)
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA – Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar:
May 2-4, 2018 Washington, DC
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
Washington DC 2018 - NIH Regional Seminar:
October 25-27, 2017 Baltimore, Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore 2017 – NIH Regional Seminar:

When updates become available, they are posted to the NIH Grants Conference & PreCon Events home page & ListServ (info below), as well as the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.

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Dr. Mike Sesma (NIMH) –  Presenting at N.C. Regional 2007 Diane Dean, NIH Division of Grants Compliance & Oversight – Presenting at N.C. Regional 2007 N.C. Regional Breakout Session 2007

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