The Research Institute for Implementation Science in Education



The University of Washington Research Institute for Implementation Science in Education (RIISE) is the first of its kind and reflects a collaborative, innovative effort to develop the implementation research workforce in education and improve educational and related outcomes.

Led by a group of Core Faculty with extensive experience conducting implementation research in schools, RIISE provides training and mentorship to established education scholars (Fellows) to increase their expertise in conceptualizing, designing, and executing implementation research studies. Specifically, the RIISE training program will support Fellows in acquiring, building fluency with, and applying implementation research knowledge and skills in their education research to develop high-quality implementation studies that bridge the “last mile” in which education research fails to reach the individuals for whom it was intended.

The foundation of RIISE is a learning collaborative that brings together education researchers, implementation scientists, and methodologists around a shared commitment to advance their own knowledge and the field itself. Twenty-four fellows will be recruited (12 per year) to participate in:

  1. An annual Summer Institute in Seattle, Washington
  2. Individualized post-institute mentoring from Core Faculty
  3. Collaborative webinars with other fellows and their community partners

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RIISE Resources

     – RIISE Introduction to Implementation Science
     – Summer Institute Agenda      – Reading List
Questions? Contact Jodie Buntain-Ricklefs (


The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305B210004 to University of Washington. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.

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