Funding Programs

Funding programs at the Center for Dissemination & Implementation support innovative projects focused on improving the dissemination and implementation of health interventions. Funding for these programs is provided by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC), and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS).

Pilot and Small Grant Funding

The center offers two seed funding programs for 2021-2022, a Pilot Projects Program and a Small Grants Program. These programs are designed to support a broad range of dissemination and implementation studies, and aim to support the development of projects to the point at which they’re ready to compete for external funding.

Pilot Grants

Pilot grants fund up to $40,000 in direct costs for one year.

Applicants must be Faculty Scholars at the Institute for Public Health, and must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 5, 2021. Pilot submission forms will follow to PIs approved to submit a full application. The submission deadline for this cycle is March 30, 2021. 

Details and submission forms:

Pilot overview
LOI instructions
LOI worksheet
LOI form

Small Grants

Applicants may request up to $7,500 for up to one year for development of a D&I research proposal to be submitted for extramural funding.

Applicants must be Faculty Scholars at the Institute for Public Health, and must submit the application materials below.

The application deadline is March 30, 2021.

Details and submission forms:

Program Overview
Application Submission Instructions
Detailed Budget
Request for Funding
Worksheet

Special Focus AreaS FOr pilot and small grants

Methodology and Metrics for Advancing D&I (MMAD) grants.
Small and Pilot grant applications are particularly encouraged for the development and/or use of applicable outcomes, measures, and analyses related to the models used and the project specific aims.

Rapid Cycle D&I Add-On Funding

This new funding mechanism enables investigators to rapidly “add-on” measurements or pilot data collection to an existing observational or experimental research study to better understand an aspect of D&I. Read more.

Add-on grants fund up to $20,000 in direct costs. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Submission Instructions
RAD Form
RAD Worksheet
RAD Detailed Budget

To apply to funding programs, submit your application materials to dandi@wustl.edu. Questions? Contact Ashley Sturm.