|This PCORI Funding Announcement will open on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with more information about the funding opportunity.|
Notice of Upcoming PCORI Funding Announcement
The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Health Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.
Our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda is a framework to guide our funding of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health decisions. The framework was developed by workgroups of our Board of Governors, members of our Methodology Committee, and staff.
Applications should address needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. Note: In general, PCORI will not cover costs for interventions that are being compared in the proposed study.
For this cycle, the maximum project budget (direct costs) and maximum research project periods for each priority area are listed below, with changes from previous cycles noted with an * (asterisk) at the end.
- Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; and Improving Healthcare Systems:
- Small: $3 million; 3 years*
- Large: $5 million; 5 years*
- Communication and Dissemination Research: $2 million; 3 years
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Increase in Funds Available for Addressing Disparities Priority Area: Up to $16M Funds Available
Under the Addressing Disparities priority area, PCORI invites applications for CER studies designed to evaluate and compare interventions that are intended to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. As such, we have up to $16 million in total funds available for awards aligned to the Addressing Disparities priority area, an increase from $8 million in prior cycles.
Special Areas of Emphasis on Maternal Mortality and Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
As part of PCORI’s reauthorization in December of 2019, Congress included two new national priority areas: Maternal Mortality and Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). PCORI plans to release a range of funding announcements and evidence products in these areas in the next several years, starting with two Special Areas of Emphasis described below. PCORI has allotted up to $30M for each of these topics, with funding starting in this cycle.
Increasing Access to and Continuity of Patient-Centered Maternal Care
PCORI invites applications for comparative effectiveness research of evidence-based, multi-level, culturally adapted interventions that address barriers in access to and continuity of optimal patient-centered maternal care. This Special Emphasis Topic addresses interventions targeting pregnancy, postpartum, and through the first year after childbirth, with a focus on women from populations that experience significant disparities in outcomes: African American; Native American/Alaska Native; and/or rural. Interventions may include maternal care coordination, education/training for patients/providers, and/or add-on, or wrap-around services to assist clinicians and patients in eliminating these disparities. Outcomes may include maternal, infant, and/or provider outcomes.
Improving Care for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Growing into Adulthood
PCORI invites applications for comparative effectiveness research of interventions to optimize health care transitions from childhood to adulthood and the continuation of patient-centered physical and mental health care. Interventions may include person-centered transition planning; patient, family, caregiver, and provider support during the transfer of care; and support for the continuation of general and specialty adult care. Outcomes may include physical and mental health outcomes; patient, caregiver, family, and provider satisfaction; patient and family/caregiver quality of life; adherence to care; and continuation of care.
The goal of calling out the above Special Areas of Emphasis is to encourage submissions to these priority areas, not to limit submissions to these topics only.
Reminder: The primary institution’s Administrative Official must review, authorize, and submit the full application by 5 pm ET on January 12, 2021.