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UCC Implementation Science Training Institute

Course Fact File
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
FeesSee Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date18th October 2023
Start DateFebruary 2024


The course will open for applications on 6th September 2023. 

Applications are now closed.

It will run from February to July 2024 

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Included in the course - Access to online learning materials, Refreshments, in-person course materials, project feedback from expert facilitators, access to a networking event, Certificate of completion.


Number of places 

There are 35 places available on the training course.  


Target audience and eligibility criteria 

Training is open to PhD students, researchers (including clinician researchers), health professionals and health service management undertaking implementation research or evaluation across health care, public health, and community settings. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. Preference will be given to early and mid-career applicants who demonstrate experience in—or potential to— develop the field of implementation science in Ireland.  

In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all the following criteria: 

  • Feasible implementation research proposal to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is undertaking currently or seriously interested in conducting.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in a health-related discipline (e.g., medicine, behavioural medicine, health psychology, pharmacy, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics). 
  • Willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip, ground transportation, hotel accommodation, and evening meals) and attend and actively participate in the entire online and in-person training institute, if accepted.
  • Attendance at the in-person training will NOT be permitted to those who have not actively participated and completed the required online course work.



Fees and Costs

The cost is €650 (€350 for PhD students)

How To Apply

November 2023: Applications are now close for 2024 entry. 

Applicants must submit all the following documents** electronically by 12 noon (GTM) on Wednesday 25th October 2023 to with ”ISTI 2024 Application” in the subject:

1.5 to 2-page project proposal describing the implementation research project you plan to undertake (or are already undertaking) and will develop during this training. Describe the specific aims of the project and general approach. In addition, please describe briefly 


  • The rationale for your project 
  • The evidence-based practice or innovation to be implemented or disseminated 
  • The type of implementation strategy or approach you envision (if you plan an intervention study); and 
  • The type of research design or evaluation being planned. 

NOTE: Papers longer than 2 pages will not be reviewed to ensure equity in the selection process. References are not required and will not count toward the page limit. 

  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) (2 pages max)
  2. A 300-word statement on what you hope to gain from the course 


**Please be sure to name all your files with your last name followed by an underscore and the type of document (e.g, Statement, CV, Research Proposal). All documents must be either MS Word or Adobe PDF files. 

What to include in your project proposal 

Your project proposal should be 1.5 – 2 pages describing a D&I research project you plan to conduct and will develop during this training. We recognise that projects will vary according to the author’s discipline or professional background, however the basic elements below must be incorporated into the text.  

  • The rationale for the study including the problem to be addressed through implementation or dissemination research and its significance
  • Aims of the project 
  • The type of research design or evaluation you envision 
  • Methods or approaches to be used


Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by 01 December 2023. 

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