2021 Multilevel Intervention Training Institute (MLTI) Applications Now Being Accepted – Due 12/31/20

23 December 2020
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Application Period Open Through December 31, 2020

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce a training program to provide participants with critical skills in designing, conducting, evaluating, and reporting multilevel intervention research within cancer care delivery.

The Multilevel Intervention Training Institute (MLTI) is intended to build capacity and skills for researchers in the field of cancer care to further multilevel intervention research (e.g., delivering seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, and submitting grant proposals responsive to NCI funding announcements).  It is our hope that participants will return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned.

MLTI comprises distance learning sessions that cover relevant theory and its use in multilevel intervention research; study approaches and methods (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods); and additional topics central to the design, successful funding, and conduct of research on multilevel cancer care delivery interventions.

The 4-month program will include web-based lectures and conference call-based small group sessions from February-June, 2021.

For background on multilevel interventions and the challenges involved in their design, delivery, and evaluation, please see this article, “Understanding and Influencing Multilevel Factors Across the Cancer Care Continuum. Journal of National Cancer Institute, 2012, 44, pages 1-134.”

For examples of additional activities addressing multilevel interventions, please see “NHLBI Multilevel Intervention Research Methods Website.”

MLTI is designed for investigators at any career stage, who seek to conduct multilevel intervention research. To be eligible participants must NOT be the principal investigator of an R01, or R01-equivalent grant that conducted multilevel intervention research within the past 5-years. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your current or recent research addresses multilevel interventions and would therefore disqualify you.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate previous success in receiving NIH or equivalent funding for health-related research and have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to multilevel intervention research.  We seek a balance of junior and senior investigators with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of multilevel intervention research.  While we anticipate most participants will be early- to mid-career investigators, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who wish to learn about multilevel interventions.  Eligible participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., Dr.PH., D.O., D.V.M., D.N.Sc., or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in health-related research (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health services research, health policy).
  • Develop a multilevel intervention research concept to work on throughout the course.  The proposed project should be something the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for future funding.
  • Federal employees are not eligible, except for individuals whose positions allow them to receive grants and function as independent researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).

Applicants are not required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States.  There is no fee to apply or to attend the institute.

For more information and to apply, visit https://healthcaredelivery.cancer.gov/mlti/