In past releases of this Shared Decision Making PFA, applicants were required to implement PCORI results available at the time of the application due date. Starting Cycle 2 2019, applicants will be required to implement PCORI results available at the time of the Letter of Intent (LOI) due date. Specifically, (1) a draft final research report pertaining to the original PCORI-funded research award must have been accepted for entry in the peer-review process by PCORI, or (2) a manuscript reporting the PCORI results being proposed for implementation must have been formally accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed scientific journal before the LOI due date.

This PFA is intended to promote the targeted implementation and systematic uptake of shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare settings, in line with PCORI’s goal of supporting patients in making informed decisions about their care. For this PFA, PCORI defines an SDM strategy as an intervention or approach that draws on and presents evidence to inform patients of available treatment options and their risks and benefits, and either engages patients in a decision-making process with their clinician or promotes their ability to engage in such a process.

Changes to eligibility criteria and other important updates will be available a minimum of 3 weeks and as early as 8 weeks prior to the public release of the PFA and opening of the online system (see dates below).

Applicants interested in dissemination-focused projects that aim to spread awareness and increase knowledge of PCORI evidence to targeted audiences are encouraged to consider their project’s fit for the Eugene Washington Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative.

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Key Dates

Online System Opens
May 1, 2019, 12:00 AM
Letter of Intent Deadline
June 19, 2019, 12:00 AM
Application Deadline
August 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Funds and Project Period

Funds Available Up To

$6.5 million

Total Direct Costs

$1.5 million

Maximum Project Period

Up to three years

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