Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health August 1-5, 2011  
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We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2012 TIDIRH application process. Slides and post-conference materials will be made available on this website after the conclusion of the Institute.

Participant Eligibility Requirements

This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research. To be eligible, participants must NOT have received R18, R01 or R01-equivalent funding as a principal investigator for D&I research. Note, investigators who have received an RO1 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—healthcare delivery or community-based networks and organization settings. 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.

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

  • Hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DO, DVM, DNSc, DrPH, etc.).
  • Have demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health services, health economics, health policy).
  • Have a feasible D&I research concept to bring to the institute and develop throughout the week. This should be a project the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.
  • 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).
  • Be willing and able to attend the entire 5-day training institute, if accepted.

Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States. However, expenses will only be paid for domestic travel within the U.S. (domestic air/train fare, lodging during the institute, government per diem rate for meals not provided, and domestic ground transportation/airport transfers).

There is no fee to apply or attend the institute. To provide more background, the materials from the 2011 summer training are available on-line at

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Application Procedure


Applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically by March 2, 2012 to the application website below. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by May 1, 2012.

Please note: all of the application components (1-4) below must be prepared and available for upload prior to visiting the application submission website. Please be sure to name all your files with your last name then 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 (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 the applicant’s potential to pursue D&I research, and b) speak to institutional interest and support for D&I research. Two letters are acceptable if 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 Dissemination and Implementation 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.
    *save file as" YourLastName_ConceptPaper"

To upload the required documents and complete your application please visit:


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