Online course for researchers applying for NIH grant funding. Funding Your Research: NIH - Online
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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
Time commitment
  • Online course work and assignments average 2-3 hours per week over 8 weeks
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Session dates
  • May 17 - July 12, 2017
Application due
  • 5:00pm on April 14, 2017
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Funding Your Research: NIH is an online course that will give participants an overview of the NIH grant submission process, with a particular focus on the R01 and K 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 a fundable research topic
  • Writing the sections of the grant
  • Effective project management
  • Working with grant administrators and collaborators to assemble the grant
  • NIH peer review process

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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