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: Stakeholder Convening Support funding opportunity provides support to organizations and communities to hold multi-stakeholder convenings, meetings and conferences that include a combination of patients, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, purchasers, payers, health system leaders and/or other stakeholders. These convenings must have a focus on, and commitment to, supporting collaboration around patient-centered CER. Convenings should be designed with the active collaboration and partnership of patients, community groups and/or other stakeholder organizations. Projects should bring together diverse stakeholders around a central focus or shared priority that unifies stakeholders (e.g., geography, health condition, population) to explore issues related to patient-centered CER or communicate PCORI-funded research findings to targeted end-user audiences.

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 $125,000 (direct + indirect costs)
Maximum Project Period
One year