Pipeline to Proposal Awards funded during fiscal year 2016 (FY16) and earlier will continue to progress through the three-tiered process, rather than the two-tiered process adopted in January 2017. This change is described in more detail here.


Pipeline to Proposal Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, to PCOR Research Proposal

In this program, each tier was designed to move partnerships within the healthcare community toward the development of high-quality research proposals. 

In the original Pipeline program, Tier I awards provided seed money to individuals and groups that have healthcare research ideas and interest in patient-centered research. Pipeline to Proposal awardees who enter at Tier I were evaluated to determine if they should advance to Tier II, where they have a year to further develop their research partnerships.

Tier II awards develop research capacity, create new partnerships, and build the infrastructure needed to conduct research. Tier III awards fund the development of high-quality research proposals that can be submitted for PCOR funding.

Under this program, PCORI awarded about $8 million to projects in more than 35 US states and territories.

Find out more about these projects:

Posted: June 17, 2013; Updated: August 1, 2017

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