Applications are closed for 2019.

Please check back in spring 2020 for the announcement of a new round of funding.

The purpose of the Advancing Research & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) pilot research program is to advance D&I science and build capacity for D&I research in evidence-based tobacco retail policy.

Pilot grants are awarded for one year and $10,000 each to fund developmental or early stage work, including pilot data collection and analysis, in preparation for submission for future external funding. Proposals may leverage existing ASPiRE research efforts; however, applications focusing on research questions in related areas of D&I and tobacco control are encouraged.

Applicants may be faculty members, post-doctoral trainees with a faculty sponsor, or ASPiRE Community Advisory Board members working with a University partner. Applicants may have a current or previous working relationship with the ASPiRE researchers or CAB members, or may be new collaborators from the ASPiRE institutions (Stanford University, University of North Carolina, and Washington University in St. Louis).

Please direct research-related questions to Dr. Ginger McKay and administrative questions to Jen Weinman.