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Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards - Capacity Building

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies
for Patient-Centered Healthcare Research Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, hospitals and healthcare systems, government agencies, laboratories, and manufacturers for projects that promote a patient-centered approach to healthcare. Awards are made in support of research that fosters the active integration of patients, clinicians, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.

The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award program, a research support—not research— funding opportunity, is now accepting applications. Examples of projects of interest include but are not limited to the following:

-Projects to support organizations with strong ties to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders to equip them to engage as partners in PCOR/CER. These projects will focus on building the knowledge, competencies, and abilities of patients and other stakeholders to be meaningful partners in research from topic selection through design and conduct of research to dissemination or implementation of results These projects may also fund activity to strengthen the skills of researchers to be better partners to patients and other stakeholders involved in PCOR/CER.

Applicants must clearly explain how the capacity that is developed through an award will be applied to existing or planned PCOR/CER partnership opportunities.

Applicants must also identify and describe any tools/trainings/programs that will be used as part of the project, as well as share the evidence base for the resources that will be used. Applicants are encouraged to use or adapt available resources whenever possible, rather than develop new products and tools.

-Projects to support organizations with strong ties to end-user audiences to lay the groundwork for disseminating and implementing PCOR/CER results. PCORI intends for these projects to focus on strengthening the infrastructure and relationships necessary to actively disseminate and implement research results or products derived from PCORI or related studies. Project activities may include developing, demonstrating, and evaluating the processes/pathways/tools necessary to incorporate PCOR/CER results into decision-making settings.

For these types of projects, applicants must identify existing or emerging PCOR/CER findings highly relevant to their target population. Research results should also be placed within the context of the existing body of evidence in the topic area identified.

Applicants must clearly explain how the infrastructure and relationships developed to disseminate and implement PCOR/CER could be sustained over time. Additionally, applicants should indicate whether the project may have the potential to be scaled to reach an even greater audience or if it could be a vehicle for disseminating and implementing additional PCOR/CER findings.

It is expected that projects selected for an Engagement Award will further PCORI’s goals of promoting the relevance of research to target audiences and the uptake of research results by end-users. We are committed to using and sharing successful approaches.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180287

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award total costs may not exceed $250,000.

Term of Contract:

The maximum project period is 2 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization; any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system; any laboratory or manufacturer; or any unit of local, state, or federal government.

Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown.

All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). International organizations also may apply; please enter “999-99-9999” in the EIN field in the Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

Individuals are not permitted to apply.

Note: Organizations that have previously received an Engagement Award are eligible to apply if their current/former project is being expanded, the content will be delivered in new formats, and/or the geographic breadth and/or audience reach will be broadened.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) should be submitted by the application deadlines. Full proposal submissions are by invitation only, after review and approval of the LOI. Letters of Inquiry will be screened for responsiveness to the call for applications and fit to program goals. Only those selected will be permitted to submit full applications.

LOIs will be reviewed within 40 days of submission. A full proposal, submitted upon invitation only, should be submitted within 40 days of receiving the invitation. Full proposals will be reviewed within 40 days of submission.

If the full proposal is awarded, a PCORI staff member will coordinate arrangements to begin contracting negotiations. Typically contracts negotiations take about six weeks.

-Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: February 1, 2018 by 5 p.m. (ET)
-Application Deadline: Full proposals are due 40 days after review and approval of the LOI.


Review Process:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an Application:

If you have any additional questions, please contact PCORI at or (202) 370-9312. PCORI will provide a response within three business days.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
1828 L. Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036

P: (202) 827-7700
F: (202) 355-9558

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