Administrator’s Boot Camp:
Getting Started with NIH

Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop – May 6, 2015

Half Day Workshop: 1:00-4:30pm (Offered afternoon only!)

Are you brand new to the NIH grants process?  Have you ever submitted a grant application to NIH before?  Are you trying to understand the basics of what is required to get started? If you answered yes to these questions, then this introductory level, interactive workshop is for you.

Presenters will provide in-depth information on the basics of the pre-award process.  Starting from the very beginning of the process through the time of award, topics will include registration, identifying funding opportunities, using the application guides, and understanding the Notice of Award from a policy perspective.  Get better prepared to understand NIH lingo, policy topics, and pre-award issues that will be discussed in the following 2-day seminar.

*Ideal for new grant administrators from small businesses, AREA institutions, foreign institutions, and anyone who is brand new to the NIH grants process.  For attendees who are somewhat familiar with the application process and want a more systems-oriented workshop, see the eRA Workshops agenda.

Workshop Overview

1:00pm Introduction

  • Participatory
  • Welcome
  • Overview of workshop topics
    • Importance to new NIH applicants
  • Discuss how presentations will be  structured
    • PowerPoint
    • Case studies in small groups
1:15pm Register to Apply

  • Overview of required registrations
    • DUNS
    • eRA Commons
    • SAM
    • Grants.gov
    • nCAGE code (Foreign)
    • SBA (Small Business)
  • Roles and responsibilities at applicant organization
  • Suggested timeline
  • Step by step including additional registration requirements for foreign and SBIR grantees
  • Common pitfalls and strategies for overcoming
2:00pm Application Guide and the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

  • How to find the FOA
  • Understanding special FOA requirements
  • How to find the application guide
  • How to use the application guides and FOA
  • Just-In-Time (JIT)

During this session participants will:

  • Work in groups
  • Use hard copy application guides and FOAs
  • Be encouraged to use mobile devices to find on-line information
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Walk-Thru of the Notice of Award (NOA)

  • Highlight of Specific Elements
  • Grant Number
  • Terms of Award & Milestones
  • Understanding the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS)
4:15pm Wrap-Up Q&A

  • Final Remarks
  • What to expect in 2-Day Seminar

*Registration for the 2-day NIH Regional Seminar is required to participate in this workshop.

Overview of the NIH Regional Seminar & Workshops Page