A reminder that letters of intent (LOI) from researchers who intend to submit applications in response to the PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) for Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research must be received by Tuesday, January 15, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
This PFA is designed to support research that addresses methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). PCORI expects to award $12 million for up to 14 contracts in this inaugural cycle. Additional PFAs to improve the nation’s underlying capacity to conduct PCOR rapidly, efficiently and consistently over time will be issued in the future.
This PFA corresponds to PCORI’s fifth priority area, Accelerating Patient-Centered and Methodological Research, from our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. The results of these studies will inform future iterations of PCORI’s methodology standards.
Our online Application Center provides the administrative guidelines and templates needed to complete your LOI. Submission of this letter through PCORI’s Online application system is required before submitting a full application. LOIs will not be scored. Consequently, no additional approval from PCORI is required prior to submitting a full application, unless your application is for more than $250,000 of direct costs in any given year or if your project exceeds three years. Additional details on the LOI requirements are provided in the PFA Application Guidelines. You can get more information through the quick links below.
- PCORI Funding Announcements Overview
- PFA on Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PDF)
- PFA Application Center
- PFA Application Guidelines (PDF)
I certainly hope that if you’re interested in this opportunity to contribute to our critical work in improving methods for conducting PCOR that you’ll submit an LOI and then a full application, which is due March 13.
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