Examples of Funded Grants in Implementation Science

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) frequently receives requests for examples of funded grant applications. Several investigators and their organizations agreed to let Implementation Science (IS) post excerpts of their dissemination and implementation (D&I) grant applications online.


KL-2 Fellowship Award

The CTSI will support two KL-2 trainees for Career Development Awards beginning April 1, 2017, and extending through March 31, 2019. Faculty interested in the support should submit a Notice of Intent by February 1st, 2017. The following materials for the full application are due by February 10th, 2017.  Application process opens December 1st 2016. The NOI and full application should be submitted here NOI/Application .  Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed. Individuals with recent submissions of highly competitive but unfunded individual K series awards or other career development awards are encouraged to apply. We are seeking to fund faculty with promise to be an NIH or NSF supported investigator. 

Funding Period: April 1st, 2017-March 31st, 2019
Notice of Intent due: February 1st, 2017

Application Deadline: February 10th, 2017

Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results and Products in Real World Settings

This is an upcoming funding opportunity from PCORI. Applying for funding from PCORI is a two-stage process. A Letter of Intent must be submitted and an organization must be invited to submit a full application. Specific requirements and guidance to complete a successful LOI and subsequent full application are found in the full funding announcement, application guidelines, and application checklist for each specific funding opportunity.

Cycle 1 Letter of Intent due February 14, 2017
Cycle 2 Letter of Intent due July 25, 2017
Cycle 3 Letter of Intent due October 31, 2017

BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Mini-Sabbatical Award

The CTSI will fund three mini-sabbaticals at other academic and research institutions, which are intended to encourage intellectual growth and multidisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration. Mentored faculty, post-doctoral scholars, project coordinators and research staff are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to identify a sponsor institution or company where they are planning to take the mini-sabbatical, which must be used to learn about a technique, method or a field different from their own and relevant to their mentored research and career development plan. Foreign travel is not allowed on this award.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare – BMC House Staff Quality and Patient Safety Grant

The CIR House Staff Quality Council at BMC has secured $25,000 per year from BMC’s Captive Insurer as a dedicated stream of funding for house staff led QI/PS projects at BMC. The council will allocate this funding in the form of grants. Grants are available in any amount, determined by the applicant’s proposed budget. The council especially encourages applications with strong interdisciplinary collaboration and identification with departmental and BMC quality goals. We also hope your applications reflect what you have learned in the IHI online modules. Applications will be taken, and funding decisions made, on a rolling basis. Any questions about the grant application or the council can be sent to Sefira Bell-Masterson at Click here for project description guidelines.


BUSM Calendar for Funding Opportunities 

This calendar contains mostly private foundation and association biomedical and bioscience funding opportunities that are primarily for faculty and assistant professors with PI eligibility.


BUSM Faculty Development Grant

Faculty members who seek to further their professional development and are interested in developing research, clinical, leadership, administrative, and/or advocacy skills are invited to apply for Faculty Development Grants

Application Deadline: Quarterly (October 15, January 15, April 15, and July 15)


Pilot Program to Match Unfunded Applications with Private Funders

The new Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR), a collaboration between NIH and the contractor Leidos, will allow researchers upload unfunded NIH proposals to an online portal where potential funders can review the scores received from reviewers, and decide whether to provide money for the study.

Application Deadline: Varies


BUSM Research Grant Opportunities

A comprehensive list of grants for faculty at the BU Medical Campus. Also includes grants for Early Career Faculty, Minority Scholars and Women Scholars.

Application Deadline: Varies


BU Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited submissions are funding opportunities which limit the number of applications or nominations an institution may put forward. At Boston University, the limited submission process is managed by the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research. On the Medical Campus, the process is coordinated by Dr. Tom Moore, Associate Provost in the Office of Clinical Research.

Application Deadline: Varies


Federal Agencies for Funding

A large amount of Boston University’s sponsored award funding comes from federal is the launching pad for funding opportunities for a variety of major federal agencies. Also offering member services and extensive search functions, this website is the primary resource for federal funding opportunities. If you have any questions on the materials found on or would like to learn more about Boston University’s presence within the federal government, please visit the website for Boston University’s Federal Relations office.

Application Deadline: Varies


National Cancer Institute – Cancer Control Grant for Implementation Sciences

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences funds a large portfolio of grants and contracts. The portfolio currently includes approximately 800 grants valued at nearly $450 million.

Expiration Date: May 8, 2019


Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

The overall mission of QUERI is to improve the health of Veterans by supporting the more rapid implementation of effective clinical practices into routine care. QUERI applies innovative strategies to more rapidly implement effective treatmetns and other evidence-based system improvements in routine care, and evaluating the results of those efforts. Since 1998, QUERI has been committed to ensuring that research gets used effectively by VA providers and leaders to ultimately sustain improvements for veterans and beyond.

Application Deadline: Varies


NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

    • R01 – Research Project
      • To support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his or her specific interest and competencies.


    • R03 – Small Research Grant
      • To provide research support specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas. Small grants provide flexibility for initiating studies which are generally for preliminary short-term projects and are non-renewable.




Have anything to add? Contact