Preview of NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grant Administration

Funding News Edition: October 21, 2020
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Don’t miss our virtual booth for NIAID extramural grants and contracts. You can find a direct link to NIAID’s booth in the list at the bottom of the Exhibit Hall page.

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Good news for investigators and award administrators: NIH’s previously scheduled fall Regional Seminar on grant and contract processes, programs, and administration is going virtual. Next week, the free 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration will offer live video presentations, online booths, and text chats. Seminar sessions will run from noon to 5 p.m. Eastern Time from Tuesday, October 27, to Friday, October 30, 2020.

Whether you’re new to NIH awards or have years of experience, the Virtual Seminar is a unique opportunity to learn, share, and meet with NIH and HHS experts as well as your peers from across the globe.

Editor's Note: Registration has temporarily reopened, as of Wednesday, October 28. Sign up on NIH's Register page to attend the final three days of the Virtual Seminar.

Registration Is Now Closed

Yesterday, registration closed with nearly 20,000 people registered.

If you were unable to register for the live events, check the “After October 30, 2020” section of this article below.  

During the NIH Virtual Seminar

On the dates listed above, registrants can log in to access all the Virtual Seminar events. Here are a few highlights for attendees:

Auditoriums: Presenters will stream a full Agenda of live video seminars in the Auditoriums. If you miss a seminar due to a schedule conflict or the capacity limit on Auditoriums, you can find the videos at NIH VideoCasting after the event.

Exhibit Hall: Meet the Experts and tour over 35 virtual booths featuring NIH and HHS organizations, institutes, and centers.

  • Use text chat in each booth to connect with NIH experts and your fellow attendees from noon to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Add booth documents to your virtual Swag Bag.
  • Follow web links listed in each booth.

Don’t miss our virtual booth for NIAID extramural grants and contracts. You can find a direct link to NIAID’s booth in the list at the bottom of the Exhibit Hall page.

Lounge: Join text chats for topic areas such as administration, best practices, early career, proposal writing, and more.

The live events and text chats will close at 5 p.m. on October 30.

After October 30, 2020

Whether you registered for the Virtual Seminar or not, everyone will be able to access conference resources after the event. NIH’s Notification & Status Page will announce when you can do the following:

  • Find the Seminar’s video presentations archived at NIH VideoCasting in the Past Events section.
  • Explore the archived Exhibit Hall and collect documents and links from the virtual booths.
    • To allow non-attendees to also access these resources, Virtual Seminar registration will reopen between October 31 and November 19, 2020. 

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