Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)

Dec 15,2017 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Letter of Intent Due Date: December 31, 2017

The Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina is seeking qualified implementation and dissemination scholars looking to train in T4 translational research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. Beyond examining effective interventions relevant to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), researchers can attend workshops/tutorials in scientific writing, in designing and writing research protocols, and in application writing for research support. The grant provides 75% of the scholars’ salary for three years and will be used as a recruitment tool for faculty positions within the Department of Population Health Sciences.

Scholars will begin in July 2018, with the funding period ending June 30, 2021. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.


The search is open to researchers, physician scientists, and post-doctoral fellows whose proposed research is directly relevant to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HBLS). Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. 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). Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


The Department is currently accepting letters of intent. The letter of intent should be a brief outline (no more than a half page or 150 words) of their experience with topics related to the National Heart, Lung, Blood and Blood Institute and how the proposed project would be relevant to these topics. Qualified LOIs will be invited to formally apply beginning January 1, 2018. LOIs must be submitted online.

Additional information can be found at the grant webpage and K12 Application Process FAQ webpage.