The application system for the 2017 selection cycle will open shortly. Prior to submitting an application we recommend you read about our current openings below, learn about our review and selection process, and review our application fields.
The deadline to be considered for the 2016 openings was March 31, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Requirements and Expectations
Panelists are required to abide by PCORI’s Conflict of Interest Policy and complete and submit a PCORI Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form for Advisory Panel Members [ PDF | Word ]. Panelists are also required to attend two to four in-person meetings in the DC area and several remote access meetings throughout the year, and to read background materials in preparation for all meetings. PCORI will make public panelists’ Conflict of Interest Disclosures, affiliations, and the stakeholder communities they represent as reported to us.
Application Review and Selection Process
Applications submitted by March 31, 2016, at 5:00 pm. ET will be reviewed for selection for the 2016 openings. Late applications will be retained and considered for future openings. PCORI’s executive staff establishes multidisciplinary Advisory Panel Applicant Review Teams for each panel. To mitigate potential conflicts of interest, review team members are required to recuse themselves from initial evaluations of any applicants with whom they had a close professional or personal association. Selection criteria are used to evaluate each applicant’s experience and ability to contribute to each panel’s specific scope of work. In the interest of consistency, applicants are reviewed within the context of other applicants from their stakeholder group. Learn about our review and selection process.
How to Apply
We encourage applicants to review our application fields prior to starting the application. PCORI accepts letters of support from individuals or organizations. The application portal will not allow attachment uploads, so letters can be sent to email@example.com once an application is submitted.
Our online application form will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It includes a series of multiple-choice and open-form questions. Applicants must provide a personal statement (250 to 500 words) that clearly describes their background, experience, degree to which expertise and background could improve our work, and reasons for applying.
Applicants have the option to provide supportive documents (resume/curriculum vitae/list of relevant experience) by copying and pasting them into text boxes. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered. Applicants have the option to indicate if they wish to be considered for up to two panels and will be prompted to rank selected panels in order of preference. This ranking will be used in the event two or more Advisory Panel Review Teams would like to select the same applicant.
For information on how to complete the Advisory Panel Application, please reference the Advisory Panel Applicant Portal Guide.
How to Submit a Third-Party Nomination
PCORI accepts third-party nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2016 openings was March 31, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Any organization wishing to make nominations should send the following materials, compiled into a single PDF, to firstname.lastname@example.org: nomination letter, CV/resume of the nominee(s), and brief bio(s). Additional supporting materials may be included, such as letters of endorsement. PCORI may need additional information from the nominee, in which case we will contact the nominee directly. PCORI reviews all applications and nominations with an eye towards developing balanced, inclusive panels.
We encourage nominating organizations to review our application fields and consider presenting as robust a portrait of their nominee(s) as possible.
Posted: December 5, 2013; Updated: March 31, 2016