Addressing Disparities - Cycle 1 2016
In this PFA, we seek to fund comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies that evaluate and compare interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Studies in the Addressing Disparities Program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients or should identify best practices for reducing disparities.
Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
- Potential for the study to fill critical gaps in evidence
- Potential for the study findings to be adopted into clinical practice and improve delivery of care
- Scientific Merit (Research design, analysis, and outcomes)
- Patient and stakeholder engagement
Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. (ET). If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.