Introducing an Engagement Awards Funding Cycle to Address COVID-19
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Recognizing the public health crisis that COVID-19 presents to our nation, PCORI has considered in recent weeks how we could best contribute to ongoing efforts in collaboration with government, industry, and other funders.
As you may have already read, PCORI launched the HERO Registry and study to answer questions about the impact of novel coronavirus on healthcare workers' lives. We also posted a funding opportunity to explore adding COVID-19-related aims to existing patient-centered research projects, and have held a series of webinars highlighting the demands the virus is placing on our hospitals and healthcare systems.
But more is to come. Following a Board of Governors vote early this month, PCORI is putting additional pieces in place to solicit innovative projects from the nation’s investigators and healthcare stakeholder communities. To complement these PCORI-wide efforts, we committed existing Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards funding to a special opportunity: Supporting Engagement in and Dissemination of PCOR/CER in the Context of COVID-19.
About This PCORI Funding Announcement
- Online System Opens: April 20, 2020
- Application Deadline: May 22, 2020, 5 pm ET
- Earliest Start Date: July 1 or August 1, 2020
A Unique Time, a Unique Opportunity
This special funding announcement will support projects that help communities increase their ability to participate across all phases of patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) while responding to societal changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We also seek to fund organizations and community groups to actively disseminate PCORI-funded research results during the pandemic. We invite applicants to explore virtual or distanced methods of engagement, and to generate new questions and evidence needs across stakeholder groups.
Because of the urgent needs COVID-19 presents, this funding announcement does not require Letters of Inquiry. A full proposal is due at the time of submission, with projects to begin by either July 1 or August 1, 2020. Prospective applicants can watch a virtual information session to answer questions they might have about the process.
Watch the Virtual Information Session for Prospective Applicants
Innovative Engagement Practices in the Context of Social Distancing
As with all Engagement Awards, organizations applying for funding through this opportunity must have strong ties to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders they can engage as partners in PCOR/CER in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects will strengthen the skills of stakeholders to engage in PCOR/CER using creative approaches that follow all local and federal guidelines on social distancing measures.
Projects should address emerging needs, with an emphasis on the PCOR/CER needs of front-line and end-user communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic, including clinicians, policy makers, hospitals, and health systems. Projects funded through this opportunity will also equip organizations to manage ongoing adaptations that arise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spreading the Word About Our Research Results
While responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, PCORI remains committed to its mission to get results from its funded projects into the hands of patients and others who need them to make better-informed healthcare decisions. That’s why, through this opportunity, we’ll fund projects that support organizations with strong ties to end-user audiences to lay the groundwork for disseminating research results. We expect applicants to leverage these ties to understand opportunities and limitations of stakeholder engagement during this time and propose appropriate strategies to mitigate challenges.
PCORI intends for these projects to focus on strengthening the infrastructure and relationships necessary to actively disseminate research results or products derived from PCORI-funded studies. Projects can also develop, demonstrate, and evaluate the mechanisms necessary to incorporate PCOR/CER results into decision-making settings while following local and federal social distancing guidelines.
We expect that projects selected for an Engagement Award will further PCORI’s goals of promoting the relevance of research to target audiences and the uptake of research results by end users. We are committed to using and sharing successful approaches to engagement under these unique circumstances. The information and learnings generated by Engagement Award projects must be of interest or use not only to the applicant organizations, but also to others doing related work. The learnings and information will be made public so they can have a broader impact.
In addition to the virtual information session mentioned earlier, prospective applicants can email [email protected] with additional questions.
May 19, 2020, 1:37 PM
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May 18, 2020, 3:19 PM
Comment by Edna Carlo,
Greetings. I am the Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, and SLP Program's University Clinic - CLISEC. We mostly serve adults with neurological communication disorders. We are in the process of continuing services delivery through telehealth for the upcoming semester. We plan on following a protocol to obtain research data about patient satisfaction, facilitating an improving patient engagement to a telehealth service modality, patient education, personnel training needs, management modification needs, and promotion of student participation and learning outcomes. We are also in need of acquiring part of the equipment for telehealth delivery. I have reviewed the several PCORI announcements for Research Funding Opportunities Open for Proposals. Would like to know what opportunity best fit our current efforts. Thank you for the assistance.
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute sends weekly emails about opportunities to apply for funding, newly funded research studies and engagement projects, results of our funded research, webinars, and other new information posted on our site.
Hi, Edna, thanks for your comment and for reading. For more information, please email [email protected] for Engagement Awards opportunities and [email protected] for research opportunities, and our science staff will be happy to help you decide what funding opportunity would best fit your needs.