PCORI offers a variety of funding opportunities designed to advance patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) in accordance with our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. We have five priorities — Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination Research; Addressing Disparities; and Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Each represents a line of inquiry that addresses currently unmet needs of patients, their caregivers, clinicians and other healthcare system stakeholders in making personalized healthcare decisions across a wide range of conditions and treatments.
Most of our primary research funding is awarded through PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs), broad calls for patient-centered CER projects aligned with our priorities. We issued our first PFAs in May 2012 and plan three funding cycles per year. We’ll also issue targeted funding announcements seeking proposals to study specific high-priority topics, offer special one-time funding opportunities, and fund contracts research through RFPs.
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 PCORI funding announcements will not be published in the Federal Register.