• 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 research team members 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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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. 

Deliver Authentically→

Articulate the narrative of your science by delivering authentically 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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Presentation Skills Series S4: “10 Truisms for Developing and Delivering Outstanding Presentations”

Love ’em or hate ’em, your basic didactic presentation isn’t going anywhere. If you’ve been asked to give a lecture or talk, or if you’re interested in improving talks that you have already developed, this session is for you. We will discuss 10 truisms that shape the development of outstanding academic presentations, with a focus on how to design presentation materials that facilitate learning. How to communicate content, what visuals to include (or delete), and how to align your presentations with the particular requirements of virtual platforms, will all be discussed.


Career Catalyst

Career Catalyst is a strategic, one-year mentoring program for early-career researchers. Participants in the program learn about the importance of establishing successful mentoring relationships that promote personal and professional satisfaction. Apply by Friday, June 24, 2022 5:00pm EST.

Effectively Communicating Research Course

This two-day, intensive course offered by Harvard Catalyst is designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences; to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and posters, and to speak effectively. Apply by Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:00pm EST.