We are incredibly excited to announce that the application period is open for the first cohort of the Research Institute for Implementation Science in Education (RIISE; https://smartcenter.uw.edu/programs-services/riise/)! With funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (R305B210004), RIISE provides mentored training to established scholars from any domain of education-related research surrounding the conceptualization, design, and execution of implementation research studies. RIISE offers a two-year fellowship opportunity including didactic training, faculty mentoring, and support for research grant writing. Information is below and on our RIISE website.

(Application link: https://smartcenter.uw.edu/programs-services/how-to-apply-the-research-institute-for-implementation-science-in-education/)

Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings into routine practice. RIISE Fellows will join a learning collaborative of implementation researchers for two years and will spend one week each summer at a week-long institute hosted by the University of Washington’s School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center in Seattle.  The first annual institute will be held June 6-10, 2022.

RIISE applicants should have:

  • A graduate degree (e.g., PhD, EdD) in a field relevant to education research, broadly defined.
  • A demonstrated record of education (or education-relevant) research.
  • A strong interest in implementation research in education to support the use of evidence-based programs and practices.
  • Prior experience writing a grant for external federal research funding (e.g., IES, NIH) (prior/current external funding preferred).
  • An on-site mentor at their home institution who can support their progress in general grant writing and scholarly productivity (does not need to be an implementation researcher).
  • An existing or emerging relationship with an educational organization interested in partnering on an implementation project.
  • Interest in preparing implementation research grants for submission to federal sponsors such as IES.

Applications are encouraged across all education-relevant disciplines (e.g., special education, teacher preparation, educational leadership, educational policy, school and educational psychology), topic areas within educational research, institutions, and geography. We are strongly committed to growing the diversity of the implementation research workforce and invite applications from prospective Fellows who are from underrepresented groups or communities. For additional details about the RIISE program and how to apply, please visit: https://smartcenter.uw.edu/programs-services/riise/. For questions, please contact Jodie Buntain-Ricklefs (uwriise@uw.edu)

Thank you,

RIISE Leadership:
Aaron Lyon, PhD, University of Washington
Daniel Almirall, PhD, University of Michigan
Catherine Bradshaw, PhD, University of Virginia
Eric Bruns, PhD, University of Washington
Clay Cook, PhD, University of Minnesota
Maury Nation, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Lisa Sanetti, PhD, University of Connecticut