Course Goals

  • Understand why industries fund research
  • Understand how industries fund research
  • Learn how to find and apply for industry funding that fits your needs
  • Know how to cultivate and maintain industry relationships in attaining funding

Designed as an introduction to industry funding mechanisms, this online course will focus on acquiring industry funding and the unique aspects of this process. The course, formerly known as Funding Your Research: Industry, will specifically highlight and differentiate between investigator-initiated research (IIR) and industry-sponsored research (ISR) initiatives, networking, mentorship, and communication.

Course participants will receive helpful tips and hints from members of both academia and industry on how to engage with industry and succeed in obtaining funding to further research endeavors.

Interested in taking more than one Funding Your Research course? Our new Funding Your Research Course Bundle allows you to save on the course fees while learning how to obtain funding from various sources.

5% OFF two-course bundle
10% OFF three-course bundle
15% OFF four-course bundle
20% OFF five-course bundle

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*This offer does not apply to Harvard affiliates, for whom there is no fee.

Session dates

August 10 – October 19, 2022

Time commitment

Online course work/assignments require an average of two to three hours per week over nine weeks

Application due

July 27, 2022 at 5:00pm ET


Clinical professionals with little or no experience in obtaining industry funding.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or doctorate-level degree, or involvement in a grant-writing team.


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

Harvard Catalyst Education Program’s policy requires full participation and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.


The registration process will open on May 25, 2022.