PCORI Funding Announcements
PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) are designed to solicit applications for proposals to support a portfolio of comparative clinical effectiveness research based on our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. Funding announcements aligned with the first four of these areas were released May 22; a fifth PFA on improving methods for patient-centered outcomes research was released on November 16, 2012.
The PCORI Challenge Initiative
PCORI has started exploring the “open innovation” approach to problem-solving with its first “challenge” initiative – tapping into the expertise of our stakeholder communities to help us advance “research done differently.” We’ve just announced our inaugural challenge – developing a patient/research “matching” system that will effectively connect potential partners interested in seeking funding from us for rigorous patient-centered outcomes research. The solution could be a well-articulated conceptual model, a prototype of a web-based service, a mobile app, some combination of these approaches, or something else entirely. The challenge opened on Friday, December 14 and closes on Monday, April 15, 2013. Learn more here.
PCORI’s Pilot Projects Program is designed to support research that will address a broad range of questions about methods for engaging patients in the health and healthcare research and dissemination process. Our Board has approved 50 Pilot Projects Program funding awards, totaling $30 million over two years, to investigators in 24 states and the District of Columbia. All awards were approved pending completion of a business review and a formal award agreement with PCORI.
Other PCORI Contract Research
We will make a variety of external funding opportunities available throughout the course of our work, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), which are awarded through a competitive process. Each RFP contains its own statement of work, requirements and evaluation criteria. When available, you can find out more about such opportunities here.
Reminder: PCORI is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization. All PCORI funding announcements will be posted here. PCORI funding announcements will not be published in the Federal Register.