Travel Funding - 11th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Closing Date

The Implementation Science Program is offering financial support for up to six faculty, staff, or students to attend the 11th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (aka the D&I Conference). Support is limited to those who get an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation in the area of implementation science in global health.  

What’s the D&I Conference?

The D&I Conference is the “go to” professional conference for scientists conducting dissemination or implementation research. It’s co-hosted by NIH and AcademyHealth, with support from the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). About 2,500 people attended last year, including many of the leading scientists in the field. Although domestically focused, the conference has a small but growing focus on global health. Last year’s global health sessions included:

  • Implementation Science in Reproductive Health
  • Sustainability and Scale-Up
  • Scaling up Global Health Technologies: Opportunities for Implementation Science
  • Integrative Care and Task-Sharing Models

This year’s conference will take place December 3-5 in Washington DC. You can learn more about this year’s conference, and view highlights from last year’s conference, here:

Several of us attended last year (e.g., Kenny Sherr, Sarah Gimbel, Arianna Means-Rubin, and Caroline Soi) and found it stimulating to learn about and discuss the science of dissemination and implementation, meet and network with other globally and domestically focused implementation scientists, and talk about implementation science education and training programs with others from other institutions.

So, what’s the deal?

Submit an abstract for an individual oral presentation or poster presentation (see If your abstract gets accepted and you wish to apply for travel support, let us know by contacting Elspeth Nolen ( The Implementation Science Program will provide up to $2,500 per individual to cover airfare, hotel, and registration fees. Standard UW Travel Policies regarding reimbursable airfare and hotel per diem limits will apply. Funding is first come, first serve for the first six qualifying applicants.

 Two qualifiers:  

(1)   The accepted submission has to focus on global health. UW already has a big presence at the conference in domestically focused implementation science. We want to increase UW’s presence at the conference in implementation science in global health. 

(2)   We ask that those with other sources of conference support draw upon those sources instead so that we can maximize the UW presence at the conference.

 Questions? Email: or  

 Get your abstract ready and join us in Washington DC!