Pilot Funding Program

Pilot Funding Program

The ASPiRE Center is pleased to announce its Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) pilot research program for the 2022–2023 grant cycle, beginning October 1, 2022. The purpose of the program is to advance D&I science and build capacity for D&I research in evidence-based tobacco retail policy. Learn about previous awards.

Pilot grants of $10,000 each are awarded for one year to fund developmental or early-stage work, including pilot data collection and analysis, in preparation for submission for future external funding. Proposals may build on existing ASPiRE research efforts; however, applications focusing on research questions in related areas of D&I and tobacco control are encouraged. We are also interested in proposals examining the effects of COVID-19 on tobacco control.

Applicants may be faculty members, post-doctoral trainees with a faculty sponsor, or ASPiRE Community Advisory Board members (or other tobacco control professionals) 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).


Applications are due July 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by August 22, 2022.

Contact Doug Luke for proposal questions and Jen Weinman for administrative questions.


Download PDFs of pilot grant materials: