NIH Mentoring Session
On Friday, June 12 the NIH will be presenting a mentoring session on receiving NIH funding. It will include a 1 hour presentation during lunch, followed by a Q+A session during that evening's poster session. The NIH is a predominant funder of biomedical research. Its funding process differs significantly from other funding agencies such as DoD or DoE that may be more familiar to the synthetic biology community. This presentation will mainly focus on basic funding concepts and processes for gaining an NIH grant. Particular attention will be paid to approaches for submitting synthetic biology applications to NIH. The speakers will also discuss relevant funding opportunities and provide a general overview of the current status of NIH funding in synthetic biology. Though targeted to new investigators, the information may be valuable for a variety of career stages, including potential SBIR applicants.