Please read this introduction carefully before beginning your application

The GACD Implementation Science School 2021 is for early- and mid-career researchers, particularly those based in low- and middle-income countries who are participating in, or intend to participate in, implementation research related to non-communicable diseases.

Up to forty trainees will be selected for the GACD Implementation Science School 2021. Eligible participants will include early- and mid-career researchers who:
  • have completed and/or are undertaking postgraduate coursework or research related to one of the health sciences or public health (or another relevant field)
  • are recently graduated PhD in a field relevant to implementation science
  • have another relevant graduate degree and up to five years of relevant research experience
  • are a postdoc with up to five years of relevant research experience

GACD wish to ensure a diversity in the attendees across geography, institution, and gender. Pending exceptional circumstances, only one applicant per institute or centre will be accepted.

There is no cost for this event.

Completing the application

You will need to complete this application online, in one session and upload all documents required. There are 25 questions in total, across four sections.

Please note: It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are uploaded.

It may be helpful to prepare your answers to the questions in advance and copy/paste in appropriate sections and to have all the required documents ready to upload.
Information on the application process

You will be asked to provide the following information during the application process.
  • Your personal details.
  • A structured abstract of an implementation science project you are working on or would like to work on in the future, detailing:
    • Project title and associated institution or organisation.
    • The implementation problem or gap that your project is seeking to address.
    • The extent of the problem or issue in your location of interest, or similar locations (local, regional, national).
    • The barriers and enablers to your identified evidence-implementation gap.
    • Implementation strategies you are considering / planning to use / currently using to overcome the problem.
    • Research methods you are considering / planning to use / currently using to evaluate these strategies.
You will need to upload the following documents:
  • Your CV / resume (max. 2 pages; Word doc, Word docx, PDF).
  • Letter of support from your mentor or supervisor describing your suitability for this school and how the skills you acquire will be applied after this training (max. 1 page; Word doc, Word docx, PDF).
  • A photograph of yourself for inclusion in a handbook shared with other trainees (PNG, JPEG, JPG).
Should you be accepted for the GACD Implementation Science School 2021, your abstract will be included in a handbook will be included in a handbook that will be shared with the other trainees. It is important that this information be shared to maximise the benefits of the group work components.