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Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Pilot Award

These pilot awards stimulate early phase research that incorporates elements of health equity-focused dissemination and implementation science (EQ-DI). EQ-DI is the science and practice of effective translation, distribution, and use of evidence-based interventions and policies in real-world settings, with an explicit focus on addressing health inequities.

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

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One of the members of the applying team must have a faculty appointment at the University of Rochester. This team member will be the contact PI for the project. We strongly encourage collaboration with health systems, community-based agencies, and other entities. Faculty may participate as PI or MPI on only one submission. Faculty may participate in multiple submissions per category as co-investigator.

Eligible Clinical Trials: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) can only provide direct support for clinical trials ranging from Phase 1 through Phase 2A; Phase 2B clinical trials or those of subsequent phases are not eligible. NCATS defines Phase 2 clinical trials as those that are designed to test drugs for efficacy and side effects in a limited number of patients. Phase 2A trials provide data for exposure-response in patients, while Phase 2B trials provide data for dose-ranging in patients.

Funding Amount

These awards provide up to $30,000 over 11 months.

Important Dates

The following dates apply to the most recent solicitation:

  • Release date - February 26, 2024
  • Proposals due  - April 1, 2024
  • Notifications of award  - May 27, 2024
  • Anticipated start date - August 1, 2024
  • End date - June 30, 2025 (all project activities and spending must be completed by this date)


If you have questions regarding this RFA, please contact one of the following:

General inquiries 
Karen Vitale,

Scientific and Peer Review
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H.,
James McMahon, Ph.D.,
Reza Yousefi Nooraie: M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Financial inquiries 
Mary Lyons


Read and use these documents to apply:
EQ-DI Pilot RFA 2024
CTSI Signoff Form 11/2021

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