Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research- application deadline August 26

02 Aug 2016 6:03 PM | Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts (Administrator)

(Note  that medical anthropology is specifically mentioned) Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, sheurtin@mail.nih.gov

Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT

 Applications being accepted now through August 26, 2016<


 One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.

 Institute Goals

The National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research—all at the National Institutes of Health—and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are hosting the annual training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2016, the Institute will incorporate a 3month online course (September 16–December 7) and will conclude with a 2-day in-person training (December 12–13). Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of interventions (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.

 Participant Eligibility Requirements

This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research. To be eligible, participants must NOT have current R18, R01, or R01-equivalent funding as a principal investigator for D&I research and may not have received such funding in the past 5 years. Note: Investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, as long as the funding was not specifically for D&I research. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with—or potential for—working effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships with—or are embedded within—health care delivery, public health, or community-based networks. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. While we anticipate most participants will be early- to mid-career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who are making the switch to D&I research.

 In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., D.N.Sc., etc.)
  • Have demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy).
  • Have a feasible D&I research concept to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.
  • Be willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and some meals) and attend the entire online and in-person training institute, if accepted.
  • Federal employees are not eligible, with the exception of individuals whose positions allow them to receive grants and function as independent researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).


Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States. There is no fee to apply to or attend the institute. However, all applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for all travel expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation) to attend the in-person training. For more information and instructions for how to apply, please visit our webpage: http://www.scgcorp.com/tidirh2016/application.html


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