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TIDIRH Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). Applications are due on June 21, 2017 12:00 p.m. ET.

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 matriculated through other NIH supported implementation science training programs (e.g. MT-DIRC, IRI). 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:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., D.N.Sc., etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy).
  • 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.
  • Willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals) and attend and actively participate in 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 or to attend the institute. However, all applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for their travel to attend.

Attendance at the in-person training will NOT be permitted to those who have not actively participated and completed the required online course work.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically by June 21, 2017, to this application website. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by July 17, 2017.

Please note: All of the application components (1–4) below must be prepared and available for upload prior to submitting your application.

Please be sure to name all your files with your last name followed by an underscore and the type of document (see below). All documents must be either MS Word or Adobe PDF files.

  1. Implementation science is an inherently transdisciplinary field, requiring the involvement and contribution of multiple perspectives, disciplines, and stakeholders, including policy and practice stakeholders. Success in designing and conducting implementation studies requires experience, interest, and a commitment to working in a transdisciplinary manner, spanning multiple academic disciplines, as well as research, policy, and practice boundaries. Please briefly describe (300-word maximum) your experience in (or plans for) productive, effective transdisciplinary work and how this fits with your goals for conducting D&I research in the future.
    *Save file as “YourLastName_Statement”
  2. Letter(s) of recommendation from a research mentor (or colleague for senior-level applicants) who can (a) address your potential to pursue D&I research and (b) speak to institutional interest and support for D&I research. Two letters are acceptable if the mentor/colleague is from a different institution.
    *Save file as “YourLastName_Letter”
  3. A current curriculum vitae (CV) 
    *Save file as “YourLastName_CV”
  4. A 1.5- to 2-page concept paper describing the D&I research project you plan to conduct and will develop during the conference. Describe the specific aims and general approach. In addition, please describe (a) the evidence-based practice or innovation you wish to implement (or that you wish to study within the context of a natural experiment of implementation or adaptation) or disseminate; (b) the type of implementation strategy or approach you envision (if you plan an interventional study); and (c) the type of evaluation or research plan you envision. NOTE: Papers longer than 2 pages will not be reviewed to ensure equity in the selection process. References are not required and will not count toward the page limit.
    *Save file as “YourLastName_ConceptPaper”

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