Preview the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grant Administration

Funding News Edition: October 06, 2021
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Researchers and award administrators, don’t miss the upcoming free NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration on November 1 through 4, 2021. Use the Registration Form and subscribe to the NIH Seminars Email List for updates.

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

During the NIH Virtual Seminar

On the dates listed above, registrants can log in to access all the Virtual Seminar events.

Presenters will stream a full Agenda of live video seminars in the Auditoriums. (You can also access video recordings after the event. More on that below.)

In the Exhibit Hall, explore four virtual rooms with dozens of booths hosted by NIH and HHS organizations, institutes, and centers.

  • Use the blue Chat icon on the right side of the Seminar to participate in text chats with booth greeters, staff experts, and your fellow attendees.
  • You have a new option this year to schedule private voice or video calls with NIH staff. Learn more at Meet the Experts.
  • Add booth documents to your virtual Swag Bag.
  • Follow web links listed in each booth.

Visit NIAID’s Virtual Booth

Once the Seminar begins, log in to the event and check out our NIAID Virtual Booth. (Note that if you use that link before the first day of the Seminar or you aren’t logged in, it will send you to the main page instead.)

For a sneak preview, check out NIAID at the NIH Virtual Seminar. Our booth will feature NIAID Resources for NIH Virtual Seminar Attendees, documents, and links so you can learn more about NIAID’s areas of science, sample applications, grants, contracts, and more.

As Chat With NIAID Experts During the Virtual Seminar describes in further detail, you will find the following two chat options in our booth:

  • Join NIAID Booth Text Chat. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, use the blue Chat icon on the left side of the booth. Our greeters can answer basic questions, provide links to relevant web resources, and help connect you with the appropriate NIAID experts.
  • Schedule a Meet the NIAID Experts Call.
    • You may schedule a private 20-minute voice or video call with an NIAID staff expert on grants, contracts, peer review, scientific programs, training and career awards, or small business.
    • Before the event begins, we will update the Chat With NIAID webpage to include a list of NIAID staff volunteers. Use the list to select someone relevant to your area of science or type of award.

After the Seminar

The live Seminar events and chat options will end at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 4. However, we have good news for after the event:

  • You can still log in to the NIH Virtual Seminar website, collect documents from the virtual booths, and check the videos for sessions you missed.
  • NIH plans to post Seminar videos at NIH VideoCasting.

Key Contacts

Email with any questions about the Virtual Seminar agenda or content. You can also check the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you encounter any technical issues on the Seminar website, contact for help.

Direct your questions about NIAID’s booth or webpages to

Contact Us

Email us at for help navigating NIAID’s grant and contract policies and procedures.

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