This PCORI Engagement Award Program Funding Announcement will open on Jan. 16.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to award up to $25 million in fiscal year 2025 as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program.

The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program supports projects that encourage active, meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) enterprise. (Previous funding announcements used the term PCOR/CER.) These awards are for research support projects. This program is not a research funding opportunity.

The Engagement Award: Capacity Building opportunity funds projects that build communities prepared to participate in patient-centered CER. These awards support organizations with strong ties to patients, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders who have a connection to a research focus area and seek to better equip stakeholders to engage as partners in patient-centered CER. These projects will focus on building the knowledge, competencies and abilities of their community to be meaningful partners with researchers throughout the research process.

Key Dates

Online System Opens
Jan. 16, 2024
Letter of Intent Deadline
April 4, 2024, by 5 pm (ET)
Application Deadline
By invitation only; full proposals are due July 10, 2024, by 5 pm (ET)
Earliest Start Date
Dec. 1, 2024

Funds and Project Period

Total Costs
Award total costs may not exceed $300,000 (direct + indirect costs)
Maximum Project Period
Two years