Application Procedure

Naming Convention

Please be sure to name all your files with your last name followed by an underscore and the type of document (see below). All files must be Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.

Project Proposal

The project proposal should describe the CCIS action group it supports and the specific public good/priority project it relates to. Describe 1) the specific aims and general approach for the project; 2) the product, project milestones, and timeline that will be delivered (timeline should be appropriate for the scope of work proposed); 3) a dissemination plan for the product, including how it will be made publicly available; and 4) a mentoring plan if you are new to the field of IS.

Required Format

Proposals are not to exceed 2 pages (8.5x11 or A4), 1-inch margins, and size 11 font. Proposals longer than 2 pages will not be reviewed to ensure equity in the selection process. References are not required and will not count toward the page limit. *Save file as “YourLastName_ProjectProposal”

Personal Statement

Implementation science is an inherently transdisciplinary field, requiring the involvement and contribution of multiple perspectives, disciplines, and stakeholders, including policy and practice stakeholders. Please briefly describe your professional experience generally, your history working within CCIS, and your experience in (or plans for) productive, effective transdisciplinary work in the field and/or with a specific action group and how this fits with the project you are proposing. (400 words maximum) *Save file as “YourLastName_Statement”

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Current CV; NIH Biosketches CANNOT be submitted in lieu of a CV. *Save file as “YourLastName_CV”

Budget and Tax Considerations

Include the expected number of hours you will need to complete the project and an hourly rate based on level of experience for the project. Total budget for an individual project or collaborative project may not exceed $20,000. Budget must be appropriate for the scope of work proposed. *Save file as “YourLastName_Budget”

Note: Awardees will be considered 1099 independent contractors. Visit the FAQ page to learn more about what it means to be a 1099/independent contractor.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria are 100 points total:

  • Description of how the project supports the work of a specific action group and the priority action items identified by the action group. (50 points)
  • Description of proposed project has sufficient details for how the work will be done, milestones/timeline for completion of the work, what the final deliverable will be, and a dissemination plan to make the product publicly available. (25 points)
  • Qualifications for individuals requesting funding must align with the specific work that will be done. Individuals must not have current IS funding by NIH. New investigators and practitioners interested in working in the field of implementation science in cancer are encouraged to apply and must have an appropriate mentoring plan. (25 points)
  • Preference will be given to individuals from organizations that do not have active NIH funding for implementation science. (10 bonus points)
  • Preference will be given to early career investigators (including post-doctoral fellows). (5 bonus points)