CRUK-NCI “Sandpit” Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Interventions

Jun 12,2018 | Consortium_staff Training Opportunities

Application due date: July 18, 2018
Date(s): October 28-31, 2018
Location: Potomac, Maryland

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with Cancer Research U.K. (CRUK), will host a “Sandpit” workshop (i.e., ideas lab) on October 28-31, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland.


This intensive residential workshop will bring together a broad, multidisciplinary group of participants to generate new insights on the contextual factors (e.g., social, cultural, and organizational) that influence the implementation and uptake of digital health interventions for cancer prevention. The research ideas generated at the workshop will inform dissemination and implementation efforts, with the ultimate goal of increasing the reach, adoption, and maintained use of digital health tools. On the last day of the workshop, CRUK will invite up to four of the teams formed at the workshop to apply for CRUK seed grants to test the feasibility of their ideas.


Early- and mid-career professionals based in the U.S. or U.K. who are interested in contributing their expertise, transformative ideas, and novel thinking are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that Ph.D. students are not eligible for this opportunity. Applications must include the following components:

  • CV
  • 800-word cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the workshop
  • A visual representation (e.g., diagram or mental model) that illustrates a conceptual schema of the applicant’s area of interest, along with a 300-word caption
  • A letter of commitment from the applicant’s organization or institution

Application materials should be emailed to by July 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT. NCI will support standard-class travel accommodation costs (in accordance with NIH Travel Policy) for applicants selected to participate and committed to attending the entire Sandpit event.

Additional details about the Sandpit and full application instructions are available.