Why Attend the Spring 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC


You’ve heard about it and may even know someone who attended, but is it right for you? With the next NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration coming to Washington DC May 2-4, let us help you decide. (Or check out our YouTube video to get thoughts from previous attendees.)

Learn about the NIH grants process and polices directly from ~ 70 NIH & HHS program, grants management, review and policy staff.

Meet with experts 1:1 to get more specific questions answered.

Collect resources to share with faculty, staff, and your peers in your lab or office back home…including contacts, tools, and even presentation materials you are welcome to reuse.

Connect with 600-800 other NIH researchers and administrators

Consider starting off your NIH Regional Seminar experience on the first day by attending optional pre-seminar workshops for an in-depth look at topics, including intellectual property and iEdison, electronic Research Administration (eRA), research administrator boot camp or a workshop on human research protections.

During the two-day seminar that follows, three tracks of concurrent sessions are offered for research administrators, investigators, and all interests. You have the choice to stay in one track or customize your experience as you move between tracks based on the topics of interest. Over 45 different topics to choose from too!

  • Administrators’ Track – provides sessions that cover the latest grants policies and processes including topics like budgets, compliance, post award expectations, and more
  • Investigators’ Track – offers step-by-step guide to navigating NIH programs to advance your career, finding funding opportunities, grant writing, peer review, and more.
  • All Interest Track – includes a variety of special topic sessions, including: scientific rigor and reproducibility, NIH’s public access policy, research integrity, clinical trials, animals in research, and so much more!

Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill are available at a reduced rate…but are filling fast. In addition, graduate students and postdocs can take advantage of a special $50 trainee discount throughout the registration period, as long as space is available. (Trainees include predocs, postdocs, and grad students.)

For more information and agendas, visit the Washington, DC seminar website.

banner from NIH regional seminar homepage that reads: May 2-4, 2018, for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill - registration is now open. Includes montage of White House, the Hyatt Hotel, and the Potomac River


  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am Folefac Atem, assistant professor of Biostatistics at University of Texas Health science center in Houston. I want to register for the Spring 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC May 2-4. Please how do I register?

    Folefac Atem

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