The National Institutes of Health is proud to be hosting the 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in the scenic Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland. 

Registration is now closed for the 2-day seminar and many of our pre-seminar workshops.  Plans are currently underway for a Spring 2018 seminar in the Baltimore/Washington DC Metro area. Listserv information is available on the NIH Regional Seminar Webpage.

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops

  • Administrator’s Boot Camp
  • electronic Research
    Administration (eRA)
  • Human Subject Protections
  • Intellectual Property
Thursday – Friday, October 26-27, 2017
2-Day Seminar

  • Flexible session tracks for Administrators,
    New Investigators, and All Interests
  • Move between tracks as needed
  • Over 45 different topics!

The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This seminar is intended to:

  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern

Who Should Attend? The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, new and early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.

Who are the Presenters? The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 65 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus the pre-seminar workshops. (Faculty Page with pictures and bios will be posted this spring, so keep watching this website!)

This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, and representatives from the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and others. In addition, take advantage of discussions involving more than 600 fellow attendees from around the world.

In addition to learning more about the NIH grants processes and policies through the optional workshops and 2-day sessions, there are opportunities throughout the seminar to Meet the Experts 1:1. These 15 minutes chats are a great way to get more specific questions answered by NIH & HHS experts.  You’ll have the opportunity to sign up in advance or on-site to speak with the expert(s) of your choice participating in the seminar.  With the Baltimore location in the backyard of the NIH, expect even more NIH & HHS experts to join us.

What are some of the topics? Check out the agenda – but here is a quick overview of topics:

  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Patents
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Preventing & Detecting Fraud
  • Public Access
  • SciENcv
  • R&D Contracts
  • Research Integrity
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Training/Fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR Program
  • ….and that’s not all!

Can I go ahead and make my hotel reservations now?  Yes!  Rooms are extremely limited in the conference room block so take advantage of the discounted room by reserving your room today. More information on our Baltimore Hotel/Area tab.

For inquiries regarding the seminar, email NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.

Listserv information is available on the NIH Regional Seminar Webpage.