Pilot Grant Program


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Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences Pilot Grant Program

The Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) seeks pilot projects that will improve the processes and outcomes of health care delivery, particularly in safety net settings. Preference will be given to applicants that integrate implementation and improvement sciences; pilot funding is designed to foster multidisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative research. For more information about the opportunity and how to apply, please review the documents below:

CIIS Pilot Grant Information

CIIS Pilot Grant Figure

CIIS Pilot Grant FAQ

Checklist for Submission


Key Dates

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:59PM EDT

Funding Decision Date: Mid-August

Earliest Start Date: Friday, September 1, 2017


Past Pilot Grants

For past accepted proposals, please see below. The following proposals were accepted for funding after demonstrating significance, innovation, and a well-reasoned methodology that incorporates aspects of implementation sciences.

  • Brian W. Jack, MD
    • Implementation of a Health Information Technology System for Young African Amercian Women into a Community-Based Clinical Site
  • Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD 
    • Transdiagnostic Approaches to Facilitate Sustainable Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Safety Net Settings
  • Hasmeena Kathuria, MD
    • Capitalizing on Hospitalization to Promote Smoking Cessation: An Implementation Study
  • Kristen Lee, MD
    • Implementing a Financial Incentive Program to Improve Linkage to and Retention in Hepatitis C Care and Adherence to Treatment among Primary Care Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital