Program Details

What is the focus of the IS-2 program?

The Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) is a mentored training program for investigators interested in applying dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. Learn more.

In the current application cycle, all applications should include a focus on advancing health equity through D&I research. In addition, we are primarily interested in applications that address the prevention and control of obesity, diabetes, or cancer through D&I research.

How long is the program period?

The IS-2 program period is 2 years.

Does the IS-2 program provide salaries for trainees?

No, the IS-2 program does not provide salary support for trainees.

Are there any costs or tuition fees associated with the program?

There are no tuition fees associated with the program. The IS-2 program covers travel expenses for accepted Scholars to attend the annual in-person Summer Institute in St. Louis, MO.

Eligibility and Selection

What is the eligibility criteria for the 2022 Application Cycle?

We encourage a diverse set of individuals from a range of disciplines (e.g., PhDs, MDs, social scientists, psychologists), institutions, and geographies to apply. 

Scholars should be early-career to mid-career researchers who want to pursue D&I research in chronic disease prevention and control.

Applicants should be in a full-time faculty position (or equivalent in a health system or non-governmental organization).

In the current application cycle, all applications should include a focus on advancing health equity through D&I research. In addition, we are primarily interested in applications that address prevention and control of obesity, diabetes or cancer through D&I research.

Are doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows eligible for the program?

No, participation in this program requires a full time appointment at a home institution with an on-site mentor supportive of the scholar’s progress in grant writing and publications in the area of D&I research (this training does not provide salary support).

I am not a US citizen, can I still apply?

Yes. Applicants for IS-2 will not be disqualified based upon citizenship or institution location.

My institution is located outside of the US, can I still apply?

Yes. Applicants for IS-2 will not be disqualified based upon citizenship or institution location.

I do not have prior grant writing experience. Am I eligible to apply for the IS-2 program?

The “prior experience writing/co-writing…” eligibility criteria is based upon our faculty’s experience with prior training programs – recruiting trainees with some grant experience reduces the need to train in the fundamentals of grant writing. We consider the whole application during review and encourage applicants to contact us at IS2@wustl.edu for more information.

If you have questions about your eligibility, we strongly encourage you to contact Shelly Johnston (IS2@wustl.edu).