Checklists, Tools, Self-ratings and Guides for Successful Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research

Resources developed by Enola Proctor, Ross Brownson, Byron Powell, Ana Baumann, Ashley Hamilton and Ryan Santens 
Adapted into website form by Amy Huebschmann, Chase Cameron, Demetria McNeal and Russell Glasgow
Introduction to the D&I Field
Developing Early D&I Ideas
Refining Advanced D&I Ideas
D&I Funding Resources

INTRODUCTION TO THE D&I FIELD

For users who are looking for an introductory primer on D&I research to help to determine if your research questions are appropriate for D&I research or not, the resources below might be useful.

CRISPebooks.org
A Users' Guide to Dissemination and Implementation in Health for Researchers and Practitioners
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NIH Webinar
Alice Ammerman explores the question of getting D&I Interventions funded in a recorded webinar. 
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DEVELOPING EARLY D&I GRANT IDEAS

For users who are either relatively new D&I investigators or who are at the early phase of developing a grant, please continue to the "10 Key Ingredients Checklist" below. As just one example, this user guide will help you to optimally describe the “Quality Gap” and the “Evidence-based intervention or policy” as two critical ingredients of a compelling D&I research proposal.

User Survey
A brief survey to help us determine who is using this planning tool, how we can better meet the needs of its users, and how we can tailor questions for clarity and help to make you more successful. 
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10 Key Ingredients Checklist
For users who are at the beginning of developing a grant, we encourage you to consider all of these key ingredients as you develop your proposal.
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REFINING ADVANCED D&I GRANT IDEAS

If you are an experienced D&I investigator or have already developed an aims page or a draft grant proposal regarding an evidence-based program or policy  that you will address in a real-world setting, expand the "Advanced D&I proposal tips" tab below to review a more comprehensive list of criteria that you should address in each section of your research proposal.  

User Survey
A brief survey to help us determine who is using this planning tool, how we can better meet the needs of its users, and how we can tailor questions for clarity and help to make you more successful. 
Take the Survey
Grant Preparation Checklist
If you are an experienced D&I investigator or have already developed an aims page or a draft grant proposal regarding an evidence-based program or policy that you will address in a real-world setting, this checklist provides a more comprehensive list of criteria that you should address in each section of your research proposal.  
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D&I FUNDING RESOURCES

Including published manuscripts, presentations and sources for writing fundable D&I grants.

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PRIMARY FUNDING RESOURCES

(R01) PAR-16-238.
The NIH's Main D&I Funding Mechanism.
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PRESENTATIONS ON KEYS TO GRANT SUCCESS

October 10-11th, Madison, WI
Getting Your D&I Grant Funded: 2016 Dissemination and Implementation Short Course 
Brownson RC
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Implementation Science 2012
Writing Implementation Research Grant Proposals: 10 Key Ingredients
Enola K. Proctor, Byron Powell, Ana Baumann, Ashley Hamilton, Ryan Santens​
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January 23rd, 2017
NIH, AHRQ and PCORI Discussion of Funding Issues
Marcel Salive, Arlene Bierman, Neeraj Arora​
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ARTICLES ON CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL GRANTS

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec;8(6):710-6. doi: 10.1111/cts.12356. Epub 2015 Nov 18.
Concocting that Magic Elixir: Successful Grant Application Writing in Dissemination and Implementation Research.
Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Dobbins M, Emmons KM, Kerner JF, Padek M, Proctor EK, Stange KC 
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Proctor et al. Implementation Science (2012) 7:96
Writing Implementation Research Grant Proposals: Ten Key Ingredients
Enola K. Proctor, Byron Powell, Ana Baumann, Ashley Hamilton, Ryan Santens​
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Tinkle et al. - Nursing Res and Practice
Vol 2013, Article ID 909606,
Dissemination and Implementation Research Funded by the US National Institutes of Health, 2005–2012
Mindy Tinkle, Richard Kimball, Emily A. Haozous,
George Shuster, and Robin Meize-Grochowski
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Introduction to the D&I Field
Developing Early D&I Ideas
Refining Advanced D&I Ideas
D&I Funding Resources