Deadline Extended – Applications Open for 2018 D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp

January 23, 2018

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health is offering the “Next Steps in Public Health: 2018 Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Proposal Development Bootcamp” on March 20, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm.

This event will bring proposal development resources along with national and local experts in dissemination and implementation (D&I) research for consultation with Washington University researchers developing grant proposals.

The Next Steps D&I Bootcamp is an all-day, intensive day of consultations for anyone at Washington University interested in advancing a D&I grant proposal for external submission, from idea to proposal draft.

Apply to participate by submitting a concept paper or proposal draft. Each Primary Investigator may bring 2-3 team members; please bring a dedicated note-taker. By day’s end, each proposal will be closer to submission.

Priority topics for D&I research include:

  • identify or test strategies for successful implementation of guidelines/evidence-based programs;
  • improve methods for D&I research (outcomes, measures and analyses)
  • identify contextual factors associated with dissemination or implementation success, especially multi-level environments for D&I;
  • “de-adoption” or reduction of non-evidence based interventions;
  • examine scale up, sustainability, or spread of effective interventions;
  • understand resources or costs for implementation;
  • incorporate stakeholder relevant outcomes of research (including relevant outcomes for patients, families, providers, administrators, policymakers).

We encourage proposals that will help understand the processes of disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions and improve the quality of health, public health, and social services. The should fall within the scope of research reflected in the following: PAR-18-007, 16-237, 18-017): R01 Research Project Grant; R03 Small Grant Program; R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award.

Proposals that address D&I research in relation to quality improvement and in the fields of public health, global health, mental health, pediatrics, cancer, obesity, and diabetes are particularly welcomed.

Examples of consultation topics

  1. Specific-aims: how to write them for D&I
  2. Measurement of D&I concepts
  3. Frameworks, theories, and models: how to choose?
  4. Quantitative & qualitative methods
  5. Organizational issues, leadership, phase models, sustainment
  6. Research design for D&I research, including hybrid designs that also test for intervention effectiveness
  7. Social network analysis methods
  8. Finding funding for D&I research

Meet some of our experts

National experts: Greg Aarons, JoAnn Kirchner, John Landsverk, Mark McGovern, and Brian Mittman

Local experts: Alex Ramsey, Ana Baumann, Betsy Keath, Cole Hooley, Emre Toker, Enola Proctor, Ginger McKay, Graham Colditz, Jane Garbutt, Ken Shechtman, Margaret Olsen, Mary Politi, Phil Miller, Rachel Tabak, Seth Eisen, Tim McBride, Vetta Sanders Thompson, and experts from the ICTS cores.

Application details

Applications are being accepted now through January 31st at 5 pm. To apply submit your concept paper (1-2 pages with aims) or more advanced proposal draft to

Contact Matthew Brown, 314-747-0807, with questions. 

Concept papers and early drafts must include the:

  1. specific aims,
  2. general approach,
  3. evidence-based practice or innovation to be disseminated or implemented (or studied within the context of a natural experiment of implementation or adaptation),
  4. type of implementation strategy or approach envisioned (if planning an interventional study), and
  5. type of evaluation or research plan to be employed.

Information on concept papers.