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SIRC – Network of Expertise Applications and Student Mentor Request Forms

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The Society for Implementation Research and Collaboration (SIRC) is seeking applications for student mentorship as well as networks of expertise!

We are implementing a new mentorship matching process for all student/trainee members, which will consist of a number of potential mentorship models, including:

Cohort mentorship with peers working on a similar project/career phase (e.g., post-bacs applying for graduate programs, graduate students developing dissertations, graduate students on the job market)

Individual peer mentorship with an experienced D&I student/trainee from the Student Network of Expertise (NoE)

Group mentorship meeting(s) with an experienced D&I student/trainee, or a member of the New Investigator or Practitioner Network of Expertise (e.g., applying for a grant or fellowship)

Individual mentorship with a member of the New Investigator or Practitioner Network of Expertise

Please note that while we will do our best to make the best possible mentorship matches, you may not be matched with the exact mentorship model you request, depending on availability. If you are interested in receiving any of these forms of mentorship, please submit a request through the SIRC Student Mentor Request Form HEREApplications will be accepted until 15 September 2020.


Experts on the principles and process of the majority of EBP implementation – that which occurs outside of research environments.  Many implementation practitioners conduct research or evaluation themselves or work in partnership with academic centers, but their primary focus is the implementation itself. We have three sub-networks in the Practitioner NoE reflecting three distinct areas of expertise: provider, intermediaries and policy/funder sub-networks. More information on these subnetworks can be found here.

If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) to join the Practitioner NoE, please email SIRC at with “Practitioner NoE” in the subject line. Practioner NoE members may join more than one sub-network. Researchers who are also practitioners are welcome to join the Practitioner NoE.

INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS OF EXPERTISE (NoE) The Investigator Networks of Expertise (NoE) are a contingent of experts whose collective interests are in advancing the field of implementation, with a focus on evidence based practice implementation efficiency and research methodology issues. The NoE is connected through a page on the SIRC website linking members to a developing library of implementation-related resources, a repository of implementation instruments, and information about colleagues to facilitate networking, collaborating, and consultation. We hope that the NoE will promote collaboration between and beyond the conferences, including ongoing mentorship across different levels of the NoE. 

The Network of Expertise (NoE) includes SIRC members in the following roles:

Established Implementation Research Investigators or Established Efficacy or Services Research Investigators: Implementation researchers who have been funded for a large, independent implementation research project or career award (formerly Expert SPG member). Also, researchers who have been funded for a large, independent efficacy, effectiveness, or health services research projects who are collaborating on or conducting research that informs implementation research (formerly Expert SPG member). Click here for more information. 

New Investigators: Researchers early in their career, new to implementation research or conducting mentored research (formerly Junior SPG member). Click here for more information.   

Student Investigators: Undergraduate, post-bac, graduate, and post-doctoral students/trainees learning implementation research. The aims of the Student NoE are to 1) serve as a peer resource to SIRC student/trainee members and 2) bridge connections to other students/trainees, established implementation researchers and practitioners, and professional development resources. As such, Student NoE responsibilities include serving on a workgroup to create professional development resources for our student/trainee members AND/OR providing mentorship to other SIRC student/trainee members interested in learning more about D&I. More information is provided in the application link below. 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please consider applying for NoE membership at the following links due 15 September 2020:

  • New & Established Investigator NoE Applications: LINK HERE
  • Student Investigator NoE Application: LINK HERE

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