2023 WISH Application Instructions

LeaRRn will not host a WISH Workshop in 2024.

WISH will return in 2025 – Check back in Fall 2024 to apply.

Call for Applications

CoHSTAR, LeaRRn, and AOTF invites rehabilitation researchers with an interest in implementation science and/or health services research to submit an application to participate in our Intensive Workshop. This workshop follows 6 successful years of CoHSTAR’s intensive grant writing workshops for physical therapists, and last year’s successful, inaugural WISH Workshop. WISH is open to rehabilitation researchers from any profession.

The Workshop will be held in person in Alexandria, VA from May 16-18, 2023. 

  • Registration is complimentary
  • A select number of travel awards are available for:
    • Junior Faculty or Trainees
    • Researchers who self-identify as being from a population underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce, based on the NIH description here.
    • Are you a Foreign National considering applying for a travel award? Check your eligibility for Travel Reimbursement here.

The Workshop will have two tracks: 1) implementation science and 2) health services research.  Participants in each track will be assigned to mentored pods to discuss and critique draft research proposals. 

Application Guidelines: Workshop participants will select a track and be assigned to levels (emerging and established researchers) based on a competitive application process. Emerging researchers are those who have not received prior external funding for any research, or researchers who are transitioning to a new area. We encourage applicants to review our scoring criteria as they prepare their materials. Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Coverpage (please only complete once – you will receive a confirmation email to the address you enter in Qualtrics once you submit)
  • Be sure to select a track, a level (emerging and established) and indicate your area of specific research interest 
  • Research plan 
    • statement of Specific Aims (1 page maximum)
    • description of Research Strategy (2 pages maximum)
  • Workshop Goal Statement (1 page maximum)
  • If you indicated interest in a travel award on the cover page, please include a statement briefly explaining your eligibility and interest
  • Biosketch 
  • List of proposals previously submitted and funding outcomes
  • 1 Letter of Support from department or dissertation chair 

Please submit your application by email:

  • Subject line: WISH 2023 Application – LAST NAME
  • Include all information in a single PDF
  • Title the PDF “LASTNAME WISH Application MMDDYY”
  • Include your name and affiliation in the body of the email
  • Send to margarite_whitten@brown.edu

Applications will be reviewed by the CoHSTAR and LeaRRn Executive Committees.


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