K12 Grant Information


We’re looking for the next generation of dissemination and implementation science researchers. Are you interested in being one of them? 

The Department of Population Health Sciences was just awarded an NIH K12 research grant to train dissemination and implementation scholars. Here’s everything you need to know.


What is the K12 research grant in dissemination and implementation?

Spearheaded by Hayden Bosworth, PhD and Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, the K12 research grant will train a cohort of dissemination and implementation (D&I) scholars to engage in T4 translational research using rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods. Scholars will examine the adoption, acceptability, fidelity, and sustainability of effective interventions that are relevant to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.  

Core competencies include knowledge of the theories and concepts that underlie dissemination and implementation research, as well as related research designs and methods, including mixed and quasi-experimental methods.

The program also offers workshops/tutorials to ensure all scholars gain critical skills in scientific writing; in the design and writing of research protocols; and in the application writing for research support. Improving scientific presentations and managing academic careers and life will be an integral part of their training.

Who’s eligible to apply?

Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and physician scientists are eligible to apply.

  • Research must be directly relevant to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HBLS). Please ensure proposals fit this criteria PRIOR to applying.

  • Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.

  • Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

  • Scholars may not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00).

What is the application timeline?

Please submit an initial letter of intent that will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 31, 2017. Qualified LOIs will be invited to formally apply beginning January 1, 2018. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Who reviews the applications and selects the scholars?

Applications are reviewed and scholars are selected by an External Advisory Committee made up of 6 members, all Dissemination and Implementation and/or health services research experts who have ample mentoring experience.  

What level of funding is provided and for how long?

The K12 funds a minimum of 75% of the scholar's salary for three years.

How many K12 scholars will be funded?

The K12 funds 5 scholars total. Each scholar will be funded for 3 years. Two scholars will begin in year 2 of the grant; three scholars wil begin in year 3 of the grant. 

What are the clinical research focus areas?

The research focus areas are heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases and conditions.

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