|2009 NIH regional seminars announced in Atlanta, Las Vegas|
NIH has announced two NIH regional seminars on program funding and grants administration. Over 25 HHS and NIH policy, grants management, review and program staff members will be on hand to provide a broad array of expertise and insight related to federal regulations and policies, and provide the fundamentals of the grants process, peer review, NIH initiatives, and more. In addition, optional NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) hands-on computer workshops for Principal Investigators and administrators are offered in conjunction with the seminar, providing attendees with hands-on experience in how to interact electronically with NIH. Anyone interested in the NIH grants process should consider attending, including sponsored project office and departmental administrators, PIs, graduate students, etc.
April 16-17, Atlanta: Registration is open. eRA computer workshops will be offered Wednesday, April 15. This seminar is co-hosted by Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
June 25-26, Las Vegas: Online registration available now. eRA computer workshops will be offered Wednesday, June 24. Co-ambassadors for this event are the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno.
These seminars provide an opportunity for participants to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with their peers, obtain helpful NIH contacts, and to return to their offices and/or labs with inside information into obtaining and managing NIH awards. Since these seminars are only provided twice a year, they traditionally reach capacity prior to the event, so please register early. We look forward to sharing the 2009 seminars with you. For more information, visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research Regional Seminar Web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
Partial funding may be available from Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) if RD&C is contacted prior to registering for the conference (email@example.com or 7-4278).
-- John C. La Duke, Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701/777-4278