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).

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.

We solicit a one-page description and justification. (See details below.) We will seek to respond within a week.  We particularly encourage submissions from researchers and studies on cancer prevention and control.

Available funding: Add-on grants fund up to $15,000 in direct costs.

Project Specifics: In one page or less, please provide:

A. Rationale
B. Current Opportunity (abstract for the current project)
C. Proposed additional work
D. Impact on Dissemination and Implementation Science
E. What you see as the likely next steps from the D&I add-on funding
a. If an additional grant, please include anticipated submission date, funder, and grant type

For questions or to apply, contact Matthew Brown.

Pilot and Small Grant Funding

The center offers two seed funding programs for 2020-2021, 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 $30,000 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). A set of forms for the pilot submissions will follow to PIs along with the LOI acceptance.

The submission deadline for this cycle has passed. A new funding cycle will be announced in late 2020.

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.

In light of COVID-19 related disruptions, we are extending the application deadline to April 8th at 5pm for both small grants and pilot grant full proposals.

Please contact Matthew at if you are having trouble securing letters of support from partners or connecting with an external consultant due to the impact of COVID-19.

Details and submission forms:

2020-2021 Small Grants Program Overview
2020-2021 Small Grants Application Submission Instructions
2020-2021 Small Grants Detailed Budget
2020-2021 Small Grants Form
2020-2021 Small Grants Worksheet

Special Focus AreaS FOr pilot and small grants

Methodology and Metrics for Advancing D&I (MMAD) grants. 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. Apply using the above submission forms for Pilot or Small Grants.

Cancer Prevention and Control
Submissions are also particularly encouraged from researchers and studies pertaining to cancer prevention and control. Apply using the above submission forms for Pilot or Small Grants.