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Training program: Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)

Deadline Thursday, August 22, 2024

Training program: Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)

Popular multi-year program that supports K awardees in the transition to research independence. Hundreds of investigators have acquired grant funding after completing this program. Participants receive ongoing support and guidance in preparing grants throughout the duration of their career development grant.⁠

Session dates:

The GRASP orientation workshop will be held virtually via Zoom this fall. The workshop will be broken down into three, 2-3 hour, remote learning sessions (see dates below).

  • October 16, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm EST
  • October 23, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm EST
  • October 30, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm EST

Following these fall sessions, there will be a required four-part grant writing module on Zoom in the spring of 2025.  Note: Prior to this module, participants will be required to purchase an NIH grant-writing workbook

  • March 4, 2025 | 9:00-11:30am EST
  • March 11, 2025 | 9:00-11:30am EST
  • March 18, 2025 | 9:00-11:30am EST
  • March 25, 2025 | 9:00-11:30am EST

Attendance at these sessions is mandatory.


Applicants must:

  • Be a Harvard-affiliated junior faculty clinician/translational-investigator
  • Be a recipient of a 4 or 5 year Career Development Award (typically a NIH K grant such as a K23, K08, K07, K01, or K25 or equivalent Career Development Award from a grant-funding organization (such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs))
  • Be in the first or second year of their grant
  • Agree to actively participate in the mandatory components of the program
  • Receive an endorsement from a primary mentor supporting their participation in the program

Eligible investigators are required to complete a program application; however, all participants are accepted if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Learn more about the program and application process on the GRASP webpage.

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