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Become an Implementation Site - Apply now for our 2nd cohort!

Applications for the second of our two cohorts of Implementation Sites for the pd|hub Collection: Foundations of Career Exploration for PhD Scientists are now open!  Implementation Sites partner with pd|hub to bring one of the pd|hub Collection models to their organization.

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The benefits: Obtain support as you adopt and implement a model from the pd|hub Collection

Through partnership with pd|hub, Implementation Sites will receive:

  • Implementation guides and annotated lesson plans
  • Training in key areas, such as developing an inclusive learning environment
  • Ongoing expert consultations within a community of practice
  • Centralized evaluation tools and guidance to enable efficient, data-driven evolution of educational approaches

About the Implementation Site experience

Over one year, you will obtain training, tools, and support from peers and content experts so that you can efficiently adapt, implement, and test new approaches at your organization.

Implementation Sites commit to participating in the full one-year experience, including implementing the model at least once and collaborating with pd|hub to support success of cross-site evaluation (which will be coordinated by pd|hub). 

Read more details about the experience and expectations in our Guidance for Implementation Sites document.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications!

  • Any type of organization or program (e.g., university, research institute, government lab site, disciplinary society or other nonprofit, company internship or training program, etc.).
  • At any level (university-wide, school-wide, department-wide, or program-wide). We seek applicants who will have a critical mass of learners participating, and appreciate that sometimes the smaller programs have high engagement. We welcome small and large programs, particularly those with the partners and a plan for encouraging participation.
  • Any discipline(s), though inclusion of biomedical sciences disciplines is valued due to the funding source for this particular pd|hub Collection.
  • Learner population: Though these models were designed for use with PhD students and postdocs, Sites interested in adapting a model for use with other populations (e.g., Master's students, undergraduate students, post bac students) will be considered and are welcome to apply.

We particularly encourage applications from programs/organizations that serve historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.

Is your organization under-resourced? Minimal resources are needed to participate (see below for details), and we encourage you to apply if this feels like a good fit for you. 

What are the costs for participating? 

For this inaugural pd|hub Collection, there will be no fees charged for participation in the training and community activities. A grant from NIGMS is supporting the primary costs associated with this project, including the development of implementation guides and lesson plans, train-the-trainer workshop design and instruction, Fellows and consultants for the communities of practice, and guidance and resources for centralized evaluation. 

However, Implementation Sites should expect to cover costs associated with implementing the model at your organization. Depending on the model you seek to implement, such costs might include access to self-assessment tools for your participants or use of a learning management system (inexpensive or free alternative options for such tools and systems will be offered), and staff/faculty time for implementing the model. The goal of the pd|hub Collections is to train your team to be able to fully implement the model in-house (including teaching/facilitation), limiting the need for any additional speaker fees.

Our goal is to make this experience time-efficient for the full cohort of Implementation Sites, supporting each of you in efficiently adopting a new model while collectively partnering to advance practices in the field. When considering your own time commitment, this includes: attending cohort training sessions and Community of Practice meetings, preparing for implementation, and implementing the model. pd|hub will lead data collection for evaluation centrally, but we will need your participation in forwarding survey invitation emails and sending us documentation of your implementation. Please review details in our Guidelines for Implementation Sites

Interested in applying?

Applications are open!  Learn more about how to apply. 



The pd|hub Collections are being developed with support from an Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH 1 R25 GM139076-01). The information, opinions, data, and statements contained herein are not necessarily those of the U.S. Government or the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and should not be interpreted, acted on, or represented as such.

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