Online course for researchers seeking and applying for grant funding. Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS)
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Researchers seeking to learn more about sources of grant funding and how to manage and write successful grant applications.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree. Participants are expected to have a central hypothesis or objective for their research so that they can use the course to begin preparing an application for submission within the next three years.
Time commitment
  • Online course work and assignments averaging two to three hours per week over six weeks
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Session dates
  • March 28 - May 9, 2016
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on January 15, 2016
Note: The application process is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
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Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS) is an online course designed to give participants an in-depth introduction to the grant writing process. Participants will learn strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. The course will cover:

  • Determining whether you are ready to apply for grant funding
  • Finding and managing funding for your research
  • Managing the grant application process
  • Learning about specific funding sources (NIH, non-NIH federal, industry, foundations, and/or philanthropy)
  • Creating a compelling grant proposal

Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current students, faculty, or employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, or its seventeen academic healthcare centers, or students at Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email us.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.