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- Know the preliminary components needed to apply for any grant funding.
- Appreciate the importance of communicating grant ideas clearly. Understand the basic construction of a grant and how to address each component.
- Understand the budget process and its implications.
- Understand the aspects of a general peer review process, what it entails, and what happens after the grant application leaves your hands.
This online course, formerly known as Successful Grant Writing Strategies, is designed to provide an overview of the requisite skills and comprehensive considerations needed to give participants an in-depth introduction to the grant writing process. Participants in this course will learn grant writing strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. The online course will cover:
- an overview of project management practices, techniques, and procedures applicable to grant writing
- the preliminary criteria being considered to apply for grant funding
- the components of a grant
- understanding the grant application process
- creating a clear and concise grant proposal
- understanding the peer review process
Interested in diversifying your funding portfolio even further? Register for the Grant Funding for Researchers Certificate and learn the skills needed to meet grant application requirements from multiple funding sources. This comprehensive program combines five existing grant writing courses, listed below:
- Techniques to Writing a Competitive Grant
- NIH Funding: Navigating the R01 & K Grant Submission Process
- Non-NIH Government Agency Funding: Grant Submission Process
- Industry Funding: Application Process & Establishing Industry Relationships
- Funding Your Research: How to Obtain Foundation & Philanthropic Funding
September 21 – November 16, 2022
Online course work and assignments averaging two to three hours per week.
September 7, 2022 at 5:00pm ET
Clinical professionals seeking to gain an initial overview of grant writing including how to prepare, manage, and write successful grant applications.
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.
- Doctorate or master-level degree or be actively involved with the grant-writing process.
- Participants are expected to have a central hypothesis or objective for their future grant application so that they can use the course to begin preparing for submission within the next two years.
- Free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
- Non-CTSA member: $500.00
- CTSA member: $375.00
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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.
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