Online course for researchers applying for foundation and philanthropic grant funding. Funding Your Research: Foundations and Philanthropy
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Opportunity for
  • Researchers who are seeking to learn more about foundation and philanthropic grant funding and how to manage and write successful grant applications specific to these funding sources.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or degree equivalent to doctorate or master's, or involvement in a grant-writing team.
Funding level
  • Tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions.
    Fee for external participants (non-Harvard and non-CTSA affiliates). Please email us for more information.
Session dates
  • Begins November 8, 2017
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on October 2, 2017
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Funding Your Research: Foundations and Philanthropy is an online course designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the writing and application process for foundation and philanthropic grant funding.

Participants will learn strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for foundation and philanthropic funding. The course will cover:

  • differences between foundation and philanthropic funding
  • guiding principles supporting applications for foundation and philanthropic funding
  • relational aspects that occur between the researcher/individual, institution, and foundation and/or philanthropy
  • how to identify foundation and philanthropic funding and resources

Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current students, faculty, or employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, or its seventeen academic healthcare centers, or students at Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email us.

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

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