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Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Mini-Grants

As front-line healthcare providers, nurses play a pivotal and distinct role in translating and implementing health interventions and policies directly to patients and communities. The purpose of this RFA is to provide awards up to $2,000 for the development, strengthening or evaluation of equity-focused dissemination and implementation research conducted by nurses affiliated with the URMC Clinical Nursing Research Center (CNRC). 

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research generates scientific knowledge regarding strategies for disseminating and implementing evidence into practice. EQ-DI applies an equity lens to D&I through prioritizing health equity in conceptualization of D&I activities, strategies to promote equitable dissemination and implementation, and evaluating equity as an important outcome of D&I.

The Mini-Grants are not intended to support graduate program projects (e.g., thesis, dissertation). The Mini-Grants are one-time grants awarded periodically and limited to one project each year per nurse researcher (NR). There are no due dates for submission of applications (they will be awarded on a rolling basis), but funds awarded must be used before the end of the CTSI fiscal cycle on May 31, 2024. If funds are not used within this time frame, the awardee will lose rights to any remaining unspent funds and no extensions will be granted. We will continue to accept applications throughout the year until available funds are allocated.


Full-time nursing practice employees at Strong Memorial Hospital (or URMC-affiliated hospital) with a nursing degree (Bachelor’s or higher), who are sponsored by the Clinical Nursing Research Center.


EQ-DI Mini-Grant CNRC RFA 2023-2024

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Learn more about the UR CTSI's EQ-DI program

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Past Projects

The community stakeholders' views on sexual health development support for adolescents 10-14 years in Rochester City, New York State, USA.
Sadandaula Rose Muheriwa, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Rochester School of Nursing


If you have any content questions regarding the EQ-DI Mini-Grant Program, please contact any of three EQ-DI function leaders:

Kevin Fiscella, M.D., MPH:
James McMahon, Ph.D.
Reza Yousefi Nooraie: M.Sc., Ph.D.