Online course for researchers seeking and applying for grant funding. Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS) - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Researchers seeking to gain an initial overview of grant writing including how to prepare, manage, and write successful grant applications.
  • Doctorate or master-level degree, or be actively involved with the grant-writing process.
  • Participants are expected to have a central hypothesis or objective for their future grant application so that they can use the course to begin preparing for submission within the next two years.
Time Commitment
  • Online course work and assignments averaging two to three hours per week.
Session dates
  • March 11 - May 20, 2020
Registration due
  • 5:00pm on February 26, 2020
The application process is closed.

Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS) is an online course designed to provide an overview of the requisite skills and comprehensive considerations needed to give participants an in-depth introduction to the grant writing process. Participants in this course will learn grant writing strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. The online course will cover:

  • the preliminary criteria being considered to apply for grant funding
  • the components of a grant
  • understanding the grant application process
  • creating a clear and concise grant proposal
  • understanding the peer review process

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.