funding opportunities

Explore a selection of relevant funding opportunities for your Implementation Science proposals.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ PA-16-421– Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)

“This FOA will fund investigative research demonstration projects that examine the effective implementation of processes, policies, and behaviors that support safe use of medication as well as its sustainment and dissemination.”

Expiration Date: September 26, 2019

AHRQ PA-17-007– Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R18):

“This FOA issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) that propose to address strategies and approaches for prevention and reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). The FOA describes the broad areas of HAI research for which funds are available to support Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects.”

Expiration Date: January 26, 2021

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health have re-issued their Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health funding announcements (PAR-19-274, 19-275, 19-276):

“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.”

PAR-19-274, 19-275, 19-276 were posted on May 8, 2019 with an expiration date of May 8, 2022.

PAS-18-557Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

“HIV+ alcohol users remain at high risk for medication non-adherence and rapid disease progression, medication toxicities, organ failure, and poor viremic control, leading to increased risk of transmission and premature death. Recent advances in technology and biomedical science (e.g., new pharmacological agents, alcohol and inflammation biomarkers, internet and mobile technology) open new opportunities for strengthening the quality of HIV/alcohol-related implementation research through utilization of novel technology and biomarkers. This initiative seeks to advance knowledge on implementation and comparative effectiveness of alcohol-focused interventions among HIV+ individuals. Multiple factors need to be investigated, including potentially important patient and provider characteristics, and the organizational, financial, and structural factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of evidence-based services for HIV+ individuals with a range of severity of alcohol use problems. The overall goal is to inform clinical decision-making to implement effective interventions that will improve prevention, care, and outcomes across the continuum of HIV and alcohol problem severity and patterns of alcohol use. This solicitation is divided into two major topics. An application may choose to address one or both. These topics include: 1) comparative effectiveness research focused on understanding factors related to early detection, patient engagement and retention in appropriate alcohol and HIV care, and achieving and maintaining optimal treatment responses in diverse settings, and 2) modeling and testing alternative implementation approaches to improve uptake and scaling-up of effective interventions and reduce HIV disease transmission and progression.”

Expiration Date: May 8, 2020

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Limited PCORI Funding Announcement- Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results – Cycle 2 2019

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.

Letter of Intent Due: June 19, 2019

Application Due: August 30, 2019


Implementation Research Platform

Implementation research is a current thematic area of work for the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR). The AHPSR is an international collaboration hosted by the World Health Organization. Future calls for proposals will be announced in the AHPSR Funding Opportunities section.