New R.A.D. Grants Available!

October 28, 2019

Center for Dissemination and Implementation Offers New “Rapid D&I Add-on Funding” (RAD) Opportunity 


The Center for Dissemination and Implementation and the WashU Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control are offering a new funding mechanism that seeks to enable 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.

In the rapidly moving growth of D&I research, many investigators working in earlier stages of translation research may develop an awareness of untapped opportunities to deepen the conceptualization of D&I strategies and/or measurement of D&I outcomes during the course of existing research. Similarly, researchers working on implementation problems, may be exposed to novel or different D&I considerations driven by interaction with new frameworks or reformulation of the research objectives during the course of the study. In either case, the ability to rapidly add a previously unplanned set of measurements or pilot data collection could quickly augment significantly the value of the existing project.

This add-on mechanism seeks to meet that need through a low-friction, rapid turnaround funding mechanism.  The Center for Dissemination and Implementation solicits a one-page description and justification, (below.) Responses will generally be sent within a week.

Particularly encouraged are submissions from researchers and studies pertaining to cancer prevention and control. 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

  • If an additional grant, please include anticipated submission date, funder, and grant type

*Applicants must be an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar. Applicants with scholar applications under review are also eligible to apply. Apply to become an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar.

For more information or to apply, contact Matthew Brown.

As part of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, the mission of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation is to promote the adoption of proven treatments, programs and strategies for routine practice. Read more about D&I Science and the center.