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Online course: Funding Your Research: (NIH)

Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Online course: Funding Your Research: (NIH)-10/10/2018

Session Dates: November 07, 2018-January 16, 2019
Application Deadline: October 10, 2018

Online course that will give participants an overview of the NIH grant submission process. The NIH offers a range of different funding mechanisms and this course will cover general principles related to NIH grant writing, but there is a particular focus on the R01 and K series of mentored career development grants. Participants will learn from researchers who have successfully applied for NIH funding and from researchers who have served on study sections.

Course topics include: developing an NIH-fundable research topic, writing the sections of the R01 or K mentored career development grant, effective project management, working with grant administrators and collaborators to assemble the grant, and NIH peer review process. Though the course covers the entire process of writing and submitting an NIH grant, it also presupposes prior funding application experience. Harvard Catalyst also offers a more fundamentals-focused course, Successful Grant Writing Strategies, which provides an overview of the grant writing process for participants who do not have prior experience.

Please note: Due to the scope of the course, we cannot provide individual feedback on current or future applications. This course provides specific instruction on writing the sections of the grant, but cannot offer grant review.

Eligibility: MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree. Participants should have some experience applying for funding (NIH or otherwise) or have taken Successful Grant Writing Strategies.

Time commitment: online course work and assignments average 2-3 hours per week over 8 weeks.

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