Research Funding

PCORI issues first funding announcement

The new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has issued its first funding announcement (PDF, 223KB) for a grants program for pilot projects.  According to its press release, “PCORI intends to commit up to $26 million under this program – $13 million per year for two years – in support of approximately 40 awards. Support may be requested for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year. For this program, PCORI is interested in the development of research methods, patient-oriented outcomes instruments, patient-provider communication and other decision-making strategies, building collaborative research teams with stakeholders, translating research findings into clinical practice, stakeholder engagement, and research agenda setting strategies that can be used in future comparative effectiveness research.”

The deadline for letters of intent (which are required) is November 1, 2011.  The deadline for grant applications is December 1, 2011.

PCORI is also seeking scientific reviewers to participate in merit reviews of the Pilot Projects Grants Program applications in February 2012, and the deadline to apply to serve as a reviewer is 12 p.m. EST on October 26, 2011.

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