Pipeline to Proposal Awards
Our first funding opportunity under the Pipeline to Proposal Awards program is the Tier I Pipeline to Proposal Awards for the Western Region of the United States. This RFP for the first cycle of Tier I Pipeline to Proposal Awards has been managed in collaboration with the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE), our pilot Intermediate Funder for this effort.
In early 2014, we will announce additional opportunities to apply for Pipeline to Proposal Awards and will seek additional Intermediate Funders to assist with managing Pipeline to Proposal Awards in other areas of the country.
Tier I awards provide seed money to individuals and groups who have healthcare research ideas and who believe in the promise of patient-centered research. The awards will be used to help build capacity and engage community around a common healthcare research interest. These awards focus on building the community of patients, stakeholders, and researchers who can participate in patient-centered outcomes research. This award is open to any individual patient, other healthcare stakeholder, or researcher—or group of patients, stakeholders, or researchers—oriented around a particular health issue and interested in developing questions that can be addressed by comparative effectiveness research. It is targeted to those who are not eligible or equipped to apply for funding from most other research funding sources, and the approved use of these funds is limited to community and capacity building.
If you are a patient, caregiver, researcher, or other type of healthcare stakeholder with a compelling idea for a research project—or even an important clinical issue that you would like to explore—the Pipeline to Proposal Awards may be a good opportunity for you.
In December 2013, PCORI approved the following 30 projects under the pilot phase of this new awards program:
Posted October 15, 2013; Updated January 10, 2014