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Training program: C/T Research Academy – July 2021-May 2023

Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021
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Training program: C/T Research Academy

Session Dates: July 2021 – May 2023
Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

The goal of the C/T Research Academy is to support, nurture, and grow the next generation of c/t investigators at Harvard Medical School. Our graduates become highly competitive for careers in translational and patient-oriented research in academia, industry, and regulatory affairs. The program offers advanced training to early-career c/t researchers, with a focus on the core knowledge necessary to achieve success in c/t research.

Harvard Catalyst is committed to partnering with departments and divisions to provide education, core resources, project management, mentorship committees, grant training, and support for protected time. Completion of the two-year training program, which includes a carefully structured didactic curriculum and a mentor-based research project, culminates in a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research from Harvard Catalyst.

The C/T Research Academy focuses on the following key areas:

  • Clinical trial and study design
  • Computational/statistical sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug development
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Genetics and omics technology
  • Commercializing innovations


  • MD, DMD, PhD
  • Must be a clinical or research fellow in a Harvard-affiliated academic health center, preparing for or currently conducting C/T research with a Harvard-based mentor. Additionally, must have two full years of salary support and 75 percent protected time available at the time of admission to the program

Time Commitment:

  • Two years


  • No cost for participants

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