• Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers

  • Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers

  • Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers



Clear and engaged communication propels research further and faster, and fosters professional growth.  Harvard Catalyst’s Writing and Communication Center is a comprehensive collection of tools, trainings, and resources that empower clinical/translational investigators in any stage of their careers to better articulate their science.

Explore the categories of resources below to find talks by experts, downloadable templates and worksheets, online and in-person training opportunities, and articles and book recommendations. New content is in development and regularly updated; check back for more. 


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Speaking Eloquently, Writing Effectively, Visualizing Science, Getting Funded, and Growing Professionally are interconnected topics Get Funded Grow Professionally Write Effectively Visualize Science Speak Eloquently

Get Funded →

Discover ways to employ tools of the trade to maximize your chances of success.  Learn to navigate the proposal and writing process across a variety of funding mechanisms. 

Speak Eloquently →

Articluate the narrative of your science by speaking eloquently to a diversity of audiences—from colleagues, to journalists, to funders, to the general public.

Visualize Science →

Maximize your audience’s understanding by effectively visualizing science on posters, slides, grant applications, and manuscripts. 

Write Effectively →

Create effective written communication for a variety of mediums and audiences, using manuscripts, chapters, and regulatory documents.

Grow Professionally →

Communicate effectively about yourself and your research in interviews, CVs, and networking opportunities to grow professionally.

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Techniques to Writing a Competitive Grant 

Session Dates: September 22 - December 1, 2021

This online course is 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.  Apply by September 8th.

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Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)

This multi-year program guides junior investigators who have already obtained a career development award in writing a competitive grant application to achieve research independence. Apply here by August 20th. 

Funding Your Research: How to Obtain Foundation & Philanthropic Grants

This online course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the writing and application process for foundation and philanthropic grant funding. Apply here by September 1st.

Updates from the NIH

The NIH recently released an important notice regarding changes to the Biosketch and Other Support format page. View the notice here.

Non-NIH Government Agency Funding: Grant Submission Process

This online course will explore the availability of medical research funding beyond the NIH. Registration is now open.