With these WashU-sponsored funding sources, access support for your next project.

Center for Dissemination and Implementation at WashU’s Institute for Public Health (CDI)

The center offers two seed funding programs, a Pilot Projects Program and a Small Grants Program. These aim to support the development of projects to the point at which they’re ready to compete for external funding.

CDI also offers the Rapid Add-On funding mechanism, which enables investigators to rapidly “add-on” measurements or pilot data collection to an existing observational or experimental research study to better understand an aspect of Dissemination & Implementation.

Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR)

The WU-CDTR compiles and regularly updates a list of potential funding opportunities related to obesity, diabetes, and translational research.

Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences (ICTS)

ICTS funds the exploration of solutions to intractable clinical, translational, or population health problems. Potential applicants can confer with the Dissemination & Implementation Research Core (DIRC) to identify the best funding mechanism.

Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (ISC3)

The ISC3 supports research that will help research to eliminate the disparities in cancer outcomes in Missouri and Illinois. The ISC3 funds two types of grants: Implementation Science Pilot Grants and Implementation Science Methods Grants. All applications should address the intersection of health equity and Dissemination & Implementation science.

St. Jude – WashU Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC)

The ISC has developmental funds available for pilot projects and methods development within one or more of the ISC Research Focus Areas: global pediatric cancer, HPV, and pediatric cancer survivorship. Proposals to be supported through this mechanism can include a wide range of themes across the spectrum of implementation science. Funds may be requested to support collection of pilot data to provide preliminary data to support the rationale and/or feasibility of a new research initiative, development of new methods for implementation science research within the ISC, and consultation by content experts for a specific project.

ASPiRE Pilot Funding Program

The ASPiRE Center offers one-year grants to fund developmental or early-stage work, including pilot data collection and analysis, in preparation for submission for future external funding. Applications focusing on research questions in related areas of Dissemination & Implementation and tobacco control are encouraged, with more specific calls announced each year.

Big Ideas Competition

This grant provides an opportunity for clinical, operational and research teams to secure funding for innovations in informatics and healthcare delivery.