Online course for researchers seeking and applying for grant funding. Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS)
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Opportunity for
  • Researchers who are seeking to gain an initial overview as well as learn more about how to manage and write successful grant applications.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, equivalent 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 research so that they can use the course to begin preparing an application for submission within the next two years.
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
  • Fee for external participants (non-Harvard and non-CTSA affiliates). Please email us for more information.
Session dates
  • Begins April 26, 2017
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on March 24, 2017
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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 will learn strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. The 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 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.