A virtual seminar is essentially an event that you can attend from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever else you have internet access via computer or mobile device.
This virtual seminar will take place completely online. You will be accessing a virtual environment which allows access to view all of the sessions, visit booths in the virtual exhibit hall and schedule time for chats with NIH experts.

Registration & Attendance

This virtual event is free!
Registration for the live seminar has reached capacity and is now closed. Registration will re-open October 31– November 19, 2020 to allow for universal access to all seminar materials on the site. By November 20, all presentations will be available on the NIH Grants YouTube channel.
No, the login link you will receive is unique and should not be shared.
No action is required on your part. An email with login information will be sent to you prior to the event dates.
The seminar is 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.
No, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you would like to attend.
No. Unfortunately due to limited resources and the high volume of attendees for this seminar, we are unable to fulfill individual requests for certificates of participation.
No. The NIH Virtual Seminar is not offering CEUs for attending this event.

Agenda, Booths, & Networking

The entire seminar will be presented using New York Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Yes, between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:45 PM the agenda includes three tracks with concurrent sessions. Please see the agenda page for more details.
Not exactly. The 2020 Virtual Seminar is similar in focus, faculty roles, and presentations. However, there are some elements that are different, such as shorter session times and elimination of pre-arranged 1:1 Meet the Experts chats.

Technical Needs

No, you do not need a webcam to attend virtual events, but you may want to consider using your webcam to allow for a face-to-face experience with other participants and NIH experts.
Yes! You can keep up even when you’re on the go via any mobile or tablet device with an internet connection. There is no app to download.
Zoom is a free online video conferencing platform. You do not need to download the Zoom application to participate.
Yes. Live sessions in the auditoriums will include a sign language interpreter and a link to access live captioning; Pre-recorded sessions have embedded captions. Live presentations and videos in the exhibit hall booths should also be captioned. If you have any questions while visiting a booth, feel free to chat with the booth rep(s) for assistance.
In each auditorium, there is a listing of the sessions planned there for each day of the seminar. Below the presenter listing for each session, you’ll find a hyperlink titled, “Live Caption Link.” When clicked, this will open a new window with captions for that particular session. Note: each live session will have a unique link for captioning.

Resources & Future Events

Yes, the presentation recordings will be available for 30 days following the conclusion of the virtual seminar on the seminar website. Beyond the 30 days, videos will be available on the NIH Grants YouTube Channel.