Implementation research is the study of processes for integrating empirically supported treatments (ESTs) into usual care, and holds high promise for reducing the gap from treatment discovery to community practice.
The IRI was established to advance the field of implementation science in mental health by enhancing the career development of early to mid-career investigators.
Fellows join the IRI for two years, becoming part of a learning collaborative of implementation researchers. Fellows spend one week each summer at a special institute receiving individualized mentoring to help them shape a research agenda in implementation science and prepare a competitive research grant proposal.
The IRI is in its last grant year so we will not be open for new applications in 2014.