Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, IHE hospitals, and government agencies for conferences and meetings related to improving health outcomes through patient-centered care. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. There are three special areas of interest: intellectual and developmental disabilities, maternal morbidity and mortality, and consideration of the full range of outcomes data.
This program supports projects that encourage active, meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.
PCORI seeks to fund projects that allow patients, community groups, and/or other stakeholders to hold convenings, meetings , and conferences that:
- Promote discussion of PCOR/CER
- Share PCOR/CER engagement methods
- Disseminate PCORI-funded research results
- Plan for future PCOR/CER
Projects must bring stakeholders together around a shared focus. This can include geography, health condition(s), or population(s). The meetings should explore PCOR/CER issues or communicate PCORI-funded research findings to targeted end-user audiences.
- Stakeholders include patients, their families, caregivers, organizations that represent patients, clinicians, community members, healthcare purchasers, payers, industry, hospital and other health systems, policymakers, and training institutions.
- The stakeholder groups must be engaged throughout the project. This includes developing the LOI and full proposal, planning and participating in the project, and evaluating and sharing project results.
Funding Track Overview
For this funding opportunity, organizations must propose one of the following:
- Convening Around PCOR/CER. These projects facilitate discussion on research topics, questions, and engagement plans for PCOR/CER.
- Convening Around Dissemination of PCORI-Funded Research Findings. These projects communicate results from eligible PCORI-funded studies to a targeted, essential end-user audience through a convening or series of convenings as the primary method for active dissemination.
More information about Funding Tracks: https://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-engagement-award-SCS-PFA-october-2023-cycle.pdf#page=12
For this PFA, PCORI has named three Special Areas of Interest:
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Maternal morbidity and mortality
- Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data: This Special Area of Interest for this PFA has special requirements before applying.
For links to more information on Topic Themes, see the Full Grant Text RFP.
All meetings must produce at least one deliverable. It should encourage project collaborators to take part in and/or disseminate PCOR/CER in the future.
- Strategic plans and/or road maps for future PCOR/CER
- Ways for patients and other stakeholders to engage in PCOR/CER after the project period
- Summaries of research topics, priorities, and research agendas, including the processes used to identify and prioritize the information
- Dissemination strategies for research evidence and demonstrated success of proposed efforts
This funding opportunity is not limited to the topics described above. PCORI welcomes all applications that meet Engagement Award Program guidelines.
PCORI National Priorities for Health: https://www.pcori.org/about/about-pcori/pcori-strategic-plan/pcori-strategic-plan-national-priorities-health
PCORI Strategic Plan: https://www.pcori.org/about/about-pcori/pcoris-strategic-plan
Populations of Interest: https://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-engagement-award-SCS-PFA-october-2023-cycle.pdf#page=9