I’m packing my bags for Scottsdale, Arizona…well, not exactly yet. After this cold winter in the Washington, DC metro area, I’m really just mentally packing. Each year NIH puts on two Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The first one will be in Arizona in April (27-29), and the second will be in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in June (22-24).
One of the most rewarding aspects of my role at NIH is the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences with students, investigators and administrators new to working with NIH. To top it off, I get to be there with about 35 of my fellow NIH and HHS policy and grants management, program, and review officials to meet and share with more than 500 seminar attendees.
I invite you to join me at one of this year’s seminars and attend one of my sessions, perhaps NIH and You: 2011, New and Early Stage Investigators, and/or a session called Rock Talk, which, like this blog, will be an informal forum for discussing the hottest topics affecting the NIH extramural research community.
If you think you’d like to join us, visit our seminar website for more information. Whether you are a biomedical or behavioral scientist early in your career, a grad student or postdoc interested in mapping your career with NIH, a grant writer, or administrator trying to gain more insight into NIH while making some valuable contacts, these seminars will provide you the resources on your journey. I hope to see you there.