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Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Mini-Grants

These mini-grants provide up to $2,000 to support equity-focused dissemination and implementation (EQ-DI) research, a field of science that uses a health equity lens to examine the process by which scientific evidence is implemented in clinical settings and communities. EQ-DI prioritizes health equity in the conception of dissemination and implementation activities and evaluates equity as an important outcome of those activities.

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

These grants are intended to fund a wide range of EQ-DI activities, but not new research requiring de novo IRB approval. Examples of eligible expenses include:

  • Research activity related expenses (e.g., developing research questionnaires)
  • Focus group or key informant interview expenses
  • Design and piloting of surveys
  • Analyzing data, e.g. de-identified existing data, extracted electronic data, qualitative data
  • Meeting space rental
  • Materials, supplies, and items to support meetings/planning
  • Audio-visual, online, and written content

Please contact EQ-DI leadership at least 3 weeks prior to submitting an application to request pre-approval for any specific expenses not listed above or if you have any doubt whether they are allowable.


Faculty and advanced trainees (post-docs, residents, etc.) at the University of Rochester Medical Center are eligible to apply. The mini-grants are one-time grants awarded periodically and limited to one project each year per URMC investigator-led team. Grantees are eligible to reapply for a mini-grant one year after the end date of their previous mini-grant award.


Review the request for applications and apply online.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are allocated. Funding announcements will be made within four to five weeks of application submission.

Funds awarded must be used by May 31, 2022.


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.