The demand for implementation and improvement scientists – researchers trained in the study of methods that promote adoption and integration of evidence-based practices into routine healthcare settings – continues to grow proportionally to the exponential increase in research evidence. Building institutional capacity for implementation science is a critical component of a continuously improving and learning healthcare system. The Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) is a methodological hub for the scientific evaluation of efforts to improve healthcare delivery within safety net settings. In order to build institutional capacity in Implementation and Improvement in the absence of formal “Implementation Science” training programs, CIIS offers an Implementation Science Fellowship (CIIS Fellowship). During the fellowship, CIIS Fellows will:

  •  Participate in weekly CIIS team meetings, Fellow methods sessions, and career development/mentorship discussions (Thursdays 10-11am) 
  • Have access to formal and informal mentoring through the CIIS team
  • Learn theory, qualitative, and quantitative implementation research skills through participation in seminars and methods meetings, engagement in implementation science methods meetings, and hands-on immersion in IS research projects.
  • Lead 1-2 implementation/improvement science projects in their content area of interest
  • Lead or participate in other CIIS projects that target specific learning points and methodological skills
  • Participate in monthly educational seminars for the BU/BMC community (Thursdays 1-2pm)
  • Following Fellowship, return to their respective Departments with new skills and become local leaders in Implementation and Improvement Sciences. 

Under mentorship of CIIS Directors, Associate Directors and faculty, CIIS Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in specific areas of learning designed to improve their research skills. They will also have the opportunity to interact with current CIIS Fellows and CIIS research partners. Following the fellowship, CIIS Fellows are expected to become leaders in Implementation and Improvement Science at BU/BMC.


Please complete the form found at the link below and upload the completed application as a single PDF file.

Application due date: Mar. 15, 2024
Interviews for Select Applicants: Mar. 25-29, 2024
Applicant Notification Date: Apr. 15, 2024
Fellowship Start Date:  Jul. 1, 2024