2018 Implementation Research Institute (IRI) Fellowship [Apply by: Feb. 5, 2018]

Jan 19,2018 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Application due date: February 5, 2018

The Implementation Research Institute (IRI) is a learning collaborative of implementation researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This unique interdisciplinary training program aims to help researchers launch a research career in implementation science in mental health and will provide: experiential learning, didactic training, faculty mentoring, and support for grant writing—all focused on helping participants shape a research project for competitive external funding.

Fellows will be appointed each year for two-year terms. Each fellow will receive:

  • One week on-site training June 11-15 in 2018 and during June 2019 at Washington University
  • in St. Louis (travel funds to/from their home institution and St. Louis each June provided).
  • Bimonthly, long-distance, mentoring with an expert implementation researcher associated with
  • this Institute to help craft a competitive research proposal in mental health and/or co-occurring
  • drug abuse implementation research.
  • Travel funds to support each Fellow’s visit, up to 3-days, to the site of a funded implementation
  • research project, relevant to their research interests.
  • Training to mentor others in implementation science.
  • Training to lead the development of implementation research capacity in your home institution.


Candidates should have:

  • Graduated from medical school or hold a PhD from such fields as social work, psychology, health services, nursing, anthropology, public health, or management. Entry-level mental health researchers encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated interest in implementation research in mental health and/or drug abuse.
  • Prior or concurrent experience relevant to implementation research, such as evidence-based intervention development and/or testing, or mental health services research or research in substance abuse.
  • Prior experience writing a grant for external federal funding or comparable funding, i.e. an NIH F31, R03, R34/R21, or K award application.
  • A home institution with an on-site mentor who can support of the Fellow’s progress in grant writing and scholarly publication.
  • The ability and commitment to attend two consecutive Summer institutes and actively participate in mentoring.


The deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 cohort is February 5, 2018.