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Online course for researchers applying for NIH grant funding. Funding Your Research: NIH - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Researchers seeking to learn more about NIH grant funding (particularly R01 and K career development grants) and how to manage and write successful grant applications.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree
  • Participants should have some experience applying for funding (NIH or otherwise) or have taken Successful Grant Writing Strategies.
Time commitment
  • Online course work and assignments average 2-3 hours per week over 8 weeks
Session dates
  • October 14 - December 16, 2020
Registration due
  • 5:00pm on September 30, 2020

Funding Your Research: NIH is an online course that will give participants an overview of the NIH grant submission process. The NIH offers a range of different funding mechanisms and this course will cover general principles related to NIH grant writing, but there is a particular focus on the R01 and K series of mentored career development grants. Participants will learn from researchers who have successfully applied for NIH funding and from researchers who have served on study sections. Course topics include:

  • Developing an NIH-fundable research topic
  • Writing the sections of the R01 or K mentored career development grant
  • Effective project management
  • Working with grant administrators and collaborators to assemble the grant
  • NIH peer review process

Though the course covers the entire process of writing and submitting an NIH grant, it also presupposes prior funding application experience. Harvard Catalyst also offers a more fundamentals-focused course, Successful Grant Writing Strategies, which provides an overview of the grant writing process for participants who do not have prior experience.

Please note: Due to the scope of the course, we cannot provide individual feedback on current or future applications. This course provides specific instruction on writing the sections of the grant, but cannot offer grant review.

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.