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One of our strategic imperatives is to engage patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in the entire research process, from topic generation to dissemination and implementation of results. The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program provides a platform for us to do this by funding projects that expand the roles of all stakeholders in research. The Engagement Awards program provides project support in three areas— knowledge, training and development, and dissemination. It also supports meetings and conferences focused on patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research.

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase the efficiency of the Engagement Awards program, we are making changes to our review process. Beginning October 2, 2014, we will review letters of inquiry (LOIs) for Engagement Awards and also applications for meeting and conference support on a quarterly cycle—January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

This change from a rolling review to a quarterly cycle will let us more efficiently evaluate LOIs and applications and get back to applicants sooner with funding decisions. We are also asking that those seeking Engagement Awards send us their applications within 40, rather than 60, days of receiving an invitation to submit. Please refer to the tables below for additional information. Beginning October 2, this new process will be reflected on our Engagement Award web page and in all Engagement Award documents.

We are making these changes to provide a more transparent and effective process for applicants applying to us for project funding to bring a wider circle of healthcare stakeholders into the research process. As always, we welcome your feedback so that we can continue to improve our programs.

LOIs and Applications received on or after October 2, 2014, will be reviewed as indicated below.

Engagement Awards (Knowledge Awards, Training and Development Awards, and Dissemination and Implementation Awards)

Deadlines for Quarterly Review of Letters of Inquiry

January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1

Screening Notification

Within 20 days of LOI review

Deadline for Applications (by invitation only)

Within 40 days of invitation receipt

Awards Announced

Within 40 days of application receipt


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Comparative Effectiveness Research Meeting and Conference Support

Deadlines for Quarterly Review of Applications

January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1

Awards Announced

Within 40 days of application review

If you have questions, please contact the Engagement Awards program or call 202-370-9312.

Stay tuned for an announcement about a November webinar focused on the Engagement Awards program. We plan to review the mission and vision of the program and recent changes, and we’ll highlight the awards we have made.

Hotchkiss is Director of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program in PCORI’s Engagement program

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