Call for D&I Bootcamp Submissions

October 28, 2019

Submissions requested for 2020 Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp


The sixth annual Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Proposal Development Bootcamp will be held on February 13, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Submit your application by Thursday, January 2nd at 5 p.m.

Bootcamp is co-sponsored by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health and the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WashU-ISCCC)

What is the D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp? An all-day, one-time, intensive day of consultations.

Who can participate and how? Anyone interested in advancing a D&I grant proposal for external submission, from idea to proposal draft. Apply by submitting a concept paper or proposal draft. Each PI may bring 2-3 team members; please bring a dedicated note-taker, if at all feasible.

When & where? Wed., Feb. 13th, 2020, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Taylor Ave. Building, Medical Campus

We request a one-line notification of intent to submit; please notify at your earliest convenience.

To apply, submit your concept paper (1-2 pages with aims) or a more advanced proposal draft to Use 11 point arial font or larger, single spaced.

Priority topics for Dissemination and Implementation (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);
  • conduct D&I research to address health equity;
  • 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; or,
  • incorporate stakeholder relevant outcomes of research (including relevant outcomes for patients, families, providers, administrators and policymakers).

By day’s end, each proposal will be closer to submission.

Proposals should fall within the scope of research reflected in the following PARs or other related program announcements:

Examples of Consultation Topics:

  • Specific-Aims: how to write them for D&I
  • Measurement of D&I concepts
  • Frameworks, theories, and models: how to choose?
  • Quantitative & Qualitative methods
  • Organizational issues, leadership, phase models, sustainment
  • Research design for D&I research, including hybrid designs that also test for intervention effectiveness
  • Social network analysis methods
  • Conducting D&I research in low resource settings
  • Finding funding for D&I research

Meet Some of Our Experts:

National: Greg Aarons, JoAnn Kirchner, John Landsverk, Mark McGovern, and Brian Mittman
Local: Ana Baumann, Ross Brownson, Graham Colditz, Seth Eisen, Elvin Geng, Ross Hammond, Esther Lu, Stephanie Mazzuca, Tim McBride, Ginger McKay, Aloke Mody, Margaret Olsen, Mary Politi, Byron Powell, Enola Proctor, Beth Prusaczyk, Alex Ramsey, Vetta Sanders-Thompson, Rachel Tabak, the DIRC RAs, and others to be confirmed.

Questions? Contact Matthew Brown

Concept papers (a one-pager) or early proposal drafts must include: (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.

Read more information about concept papers.