Key Dates

  • LOI Status Notification:
    March 5, 2024
  • Application Deadline:
    May 7, 2024; 5 pm (ET)
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The intent of this Limited Competition PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) is to move evidence developed with PCORI-funded research toward practical use in improving health care and health outcomes. PCORI will fund projects that aim to implement patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) results obtained from PCORI-funded research in real-world practice settings, and, in selected cases, projects that focus on the dissemination of these findings.

Applicants will have the opportunity to propose*:

  1. Implementation Projects

Implementation Projects may have budgets up to $2.5 million in direct costs and total project durations of up to 48 months.

  1. Dissemination Projects

While this funding opportunity is designed primarily to support implementation projects, PCORI will consider supporting dissemination projects with the primary goal of spreading knowledge and awareness of evidence from PCORI-funded research and increasing targeted end-users’ motivation and ability to use it. Dissemination Projects may have budgets of up to $300,000 in total costs and total project durations of up to 36 months.

  1. Implementation Planning Projects (New for Cycle 1 2024)

PCORI will also consider supporting Implementation Planning Projects through which PCORI-funded investigators will complete preparatory activities identified as necessary for successful future implementation efforts. The investigator must have a well-articulated implementation concept that describes how broad uptake of the identified evidence will occur and be able to describe how the work they will undertake in the Implementation Planning Project supports this comprehensive plan. Implementation Planning Projects may have budgets of up to $200,000 in total costs and project durations of up to 24 months. 

Applicant Eligibility: Recipients of PCORI-funded research awards, including Broad Pragmatic Studies PCORI awards, Pilot Projects Program awards, Targeted PCORI awards, Pragmatic Clinical Study awards and PCORI-funded demonstration projects using PCORnet® are eligible to respond to this PFA.

  • Applicants proposing Implementation Projects must have a draft final research report (DFRR) pertaining to the original PCORI-funded research award accepted for entry into PCORI’s peer-review process by the Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline.
  • Applicants proposing Dissemination Projects or Implementation Planning Projects may have met the requirement of DFRR acceptance into PCORI’s peer-review process or have had a manuscript reporting results accepted for publication by the LOI deadline.

*Previous issuances of this PFA included an opportunity for Phased Implementation Projects. The Phased Implementation opportunity is unavailable for this cycle. Updates to future cycles will be announced no later than four weeks before the cycle open date.

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Key Dates

Online System Opens
January 9, 2024
Letter of Intent Deadline
February 6, 2024, by 5 pm (ET)
Letter of Intent Status Notification
March 5, 2024
Application Deadline
May 7, 2024, by 5 pm (ET)
Merit Review
July 2024
Awards Announced
November 2024
Earliest Start Date
April 2025

Funds and Project Period

Funds Available Up To
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Total Direct Costs
Up to $2.5 million in direct costs for Implementation Projects

Up to $300,000 in total costs for Dissemination Projects

Up to $200,000 in total costs for Implementation Planning Projects
Maximum Project Period
Up to 48 months for Implementation Projects and Dissemination Projects, and 24 months for Implementation Planning Projects

To Apply for This Opportunity

  1. Read the full funding announcement
  2. Follow the process outlined in the Submission Instructions
  3. Submit a Letter of Intent
  4. Submit an application (if invited)

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