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Online course for researchers applying for non-NIH federal grant funding. Funding Your Research: Non-NIH Government Agencies - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Researchers seeking to learn more about applying for federal funding other than from the NIH (e.g., National Science Foundation, Department of Defense) and how to manage and write successful grant applications. Government-sponsored agencies such as the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) will also be covered.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree
Time commitment
  • This is a self-paced course. If you elect to follow the suggested pacing, we anticipate the online course work/assignments to require an average of 2 hours per week.
  • Free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
  • CTSA member: $225.00
    (Note: this is a 25% discount off the standard fee)
  • Non-CTSA member: $300.00
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy [PDF]
  • Course fees can be modified for participants unable to meet financial requirements due to their geographical location. Email us to inquire about potential eligibility.
Session dates
  • January 20 - February 24, 2021
Registration ends (time is EST)
  • 5:00pm on January 6, 2021

Each year, the NIH provides approximately 27 percent of federal funding for medical research. In addition, federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others offer over $7 billion per year to sponsor medical research. As an example, the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), a government-sponsored agency, is scheduled to award $3.5 billion in research dollars by 2020.

This online course will explore the availability of medical research funding beyond the NIH. Topics covered include the grant submission process, with examples drawn from these agencies. Course participants will have an opportunity to learn from researchers who have successfully acquired these types of grants.

Course goals:

  • Understand the variety of funding opportunities available from non-NIH government agencies.
  • Understand the priorities of different agencies.
  • Understand how to tailor your research interests to an agency's priorities.
  • Understand the components of different agency funding applications.
  • Understand an agency's expectations once funding is awarded.

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. Course offerings include Successful Grant Writing Strategies, Funding Your Research: NIH, Funding Your Research: Non-NIH Government Agencies, Funding Your Research: Industry, and Funding Your Research: Foundations and Philanthropy.

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.

Harvard Catalyst's Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its fifteen schools, and its nineteen academic healthcare centers.

Applicants not from an institution affiliated with Harvard Catalyst are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email course administrators.

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.