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TIDIRH Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). Applications are due on June 12, 2018 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. 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 noon June 12, 2018, to this application website. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than July 18, 2018.

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. A 300 word statement which highlights your rationale for seeking specialized training in D&I research at this time, how your prior research and training experiences have prepared you to benefit from this training and how you plan to incorporate the training experience into your research career moving forward. As applicable, please describe your experience with transdisciplinary teamwork (including the involvement and contribution of multiple perspectives, disciplines, and stakeholders, including policy and practice stakeholders). Additionally, as applicable, please describe your experience with or potential for developing strong, bi-directional partnerships with health care delivery, public health, or community-based networks and systems.

    *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 research plan for the D&I study that you will further develop and refine throughout the training. Describe the specific aims, research questions, and overall general approach. In addition, please describe:
    • The health practice, program, intervention, guideline, or innovation that will be the focus of your D&I study. Describe the existing evidence base supporting the practice (if applicable), the target population for your proposed study, and the setting in which you plan to study the implementation or dissemination of the practice;
    • The potential implementation strategies that you might propose to help integrate the evidence-based practice, program or policy into health care or public health settings;
    • The type of study design and research methods you might use to study the implementation or dissemination of the evidence-based practice, program or policy
    • If you will be considering NIH, VA, or other federal research funding in the future, the funding mechanism to which you might submit your D&I application

    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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