Online course for researchers looking to apply for industry funding opportunities. Funding Your Research: Industry
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Investigators with little or no experience in obtaining industry funding.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or degree equivalent to doctorate or master's, or involvement in a grant-writing team.
Time commitment
  • Online course work/assignments require average of 2-3 hours per week over 9 weeks.
  • Free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
  • CTSA member: $450.00
  • Non-CTSA member: $600.00
Session dates
  • March 6 - May 8, 2019
Application due
  • 5:00pm on February 13, 2019
The application process is closed.

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 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.

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

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.