FAQ

General

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!
Although registration will remain open throughout the event, it would be useful to NIH for planning purposes for attendees to register by October 9th.
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.

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, Closed Captioning will be available for all live and recorded sessions.

Resources & Future Events

Yes, the presentations 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.