Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards

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The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards, named in honor of the first chair of PCORI’s Board of Governors, encourage the more active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, researchers, and other stakeholders, as integral members of the research enterprise. The awards program provides a platform to expand the role of all stakeholders in the research continuum and support PCORI’s engagement goals to:

  • Develop the PCOR community to successfully establish an infrastructure for patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, researchers, and other stakeholders to increase patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) information and engage them in research, dissemination, and evaluation.
  • Engage the community in the research process to influence research and establish trust and legitimacy for successful uptake of research findings.
  • Promote dissemination and implementation so that patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, researchers, and other stakeholders have PCOR/CER information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes and to speed implementation of our findings.
Eugene Washington at a meeting in St. Louis

The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards were named in honor of the first chair of PCORI’s Board of Governors.

PCORI will fund proposals in three categories:

  • Knowledge Awards, which will build knowledge around how consumers of healthcare information receive and make use of PCOR/CER findings.
  • Training and Development Awards, which will promote the training and development of the “non-usual suspects” and others from the patient and stakeholder community to increase capacity for engaging in PCOR/CER. Additionally, there is the Pipeline to Proposal Awards, a specific initiative within the Training and Development Award program. This initiative seeks to shift the research-funding paradigm, allowing patients and other key stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers) to engage and partner with researchers to study the issues that are most critical to them.
  • Dissemination Awards, which will support activities such as disseminating information and encouraging adoption of PCORI-funded research results, as well as support best practices for engaging patients and other key stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers) in research.

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Letter of Inquiry Deadline:

Received on a rolling basis

Summary:

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will award up to $15.5 million in 2014 as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program for projects designed to provide “wrap-around” support and enhance the impact of our major awards in patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER).

*Key Dates:

Online System Opens

February 13, 2014

Applicant Webinar

February 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM (ET)

Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Received on a rolling basis

LOI Screening Notification

Within 45 days of LOI receipt

Application Deadline (by invitation only)

Within 60 days of invitation receipt

Award Announced

Within 45 days of application receipt

*Engagement Award initiative Notice (EAIN):

Coming Soon

Maximum Project Period:

2 Years

Funds Available:

Up to approximately $250,000

Eligibility:

Applications may be submitted by any public and/or private sector research organization, including any non-profit or for-profit organization; private and/or public sector research organization, including any university or college, hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, unit of local, state or federal government.

All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown.

Review Criteria:

1. Program Fit

2. Project Plan and Timeline

3. Qualifications of the Project Lead

4. Personnel and Collaborators

5. Past Performance

6. Budget/Cost Proposal

Applicant Resources:

Letter of Inquiry

Applicant FAQs

Online User Manual: Submit a Letter of Inquiry

Online Application System

Organizational Summary Worksheet

Program Guidelines

Review Process


Application

Online User Manual: Submit Full Proposal

Application Checklist

Application Guidelines

Biosketch Templates

Board of Directors Template

Contract Service Agreement

Budget Justification Template

Budget Template

Workplan Template

* The PCORI Engagement Awards LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis.  However, on occasion, PCORI will announce a targeted engagement funding announcement or  Engagement Award Initiative Notice (EAIN).  EAINs will have specific deadlines, tasks, and objectives.  EAINs and associated deadlines will be posted on this webpage.

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Posted October 15, 2013; Updated March 12, 2014