Research Funding

PCORI to fund $120 million in health research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to fund up to $120 million in research over the next year through five funding announcements:

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options (PDF, 702KB) – “for projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information”

  • Improving Healthcare Systems (PDF, 694KB) – “for projects that address critical decisions that face health care systems, the patients and caregivers who rely on them, and the clinicians who work within them”

  • Communication and Dissemination Research (PDF, 688KB) – “for projects that address critical elements in the communication and dissemination process among patients, their caregivers and clinicians”

  • Addressing Disparities (PDF, 690KB) – “for projects that will inform the choice of strategies to eliminate disparities”

  • Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research (to be released summer 2012) 

These funding announcements address topics identified in PCORI’s recently released National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.

PCORI was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the health care reform law) as an independent, non-profit organization to support research on how to most effectively prevent, treat and manage diseases and disorders.