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, 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. 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 minute 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 Washington location in the backyard of the NIH, expect even more NIH & HHS experts to join us.
NYU’s Mega-Grants Initiative is offering 5 mini-grants to defray the costs of registration, travel and attendance at the 2018 NIH Regional Seminar. To be considered for a mini-grant, please send an email indicating your interest in attending the Seminar, along with your budget request to Mega-Grants Project Officer Trinh Eng at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 12. (The deadline for regular registration is March 16.)
To explore more and register directly for the NIH Regional Conference, please visit the website.