|This PCORI Funding Announcement will open on Thursday, January 3, 2019.|
In past releases of this Limited PFA, applicants were required to implement PCORI results available at the time of the application due date. Starting in Cycle 1 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 Limited PFA seeks to fund implementation projects that incorporate active strategies designed to move comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) evidence developed with PCORI research funding toward practical use in improving health care and health outcomes. This Limited PFA gives PCORI awardees the opportunity, following the generation of results from their PCORI research award, to propose the next step(s) to move their CER findings into practice, drawing on the knowledge and experience they gained during their PCORI research award.
PCORI continues to encourage projects at the level of $350,000 in direct costs and two years in length but will accept applications requesting up to $1,000,000 in total direct costs and three years in length. Applicants will indicate the funds requested from PCORI when submitting their LOI. PCORI will advise applicants who are invited to submit a full application as to the acceptability of submitting a full application at the budget indicated in their LOI.
- Note that, in general, applications requesting budgets larger than $500,000 in total costs are expected to demonstrably and significantly increase the reach (i.e., the total number of individuals expected to be reached through the proposed implementation project), generalizability (applicability of the intervention across different groups, systems, and settings), uptake (use and adoption among more systems, settings, or sites), and overall impact of the evidence proposed for implementation. Applicants should note that projects proposing budgets of less than $500,000 in total costs are subject to a shorter, more simplified funding approval process.
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.