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Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards - Capacity Building

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits,
For-Profits, and Agencies for Patient-Centered Healthcare

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline Date:

06/01/18 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies to promote patient-centered outcomes research and clinical effectiveness research. All projects must have relevance to the US healthcare system. Please note that this opportunity is intended for research support rather than specific research.

Eligible projects encourage the active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.

The Engagement Award program supports PCORI’s Engagement Imperative and provides a platform to increase engagement in research, that is, the meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders throughout the research process. PCORI expects projects selected for an Engagement Award to result in tools and resources that may be useful to other awardees for increasing patient and/or other stakeholder engagement in PCOR and CER, PCORI, and the broader PCOR community. PCORI is committed to using and broadly sharing this information.

Capacity Building projects to build a community of individuals and organizations better able to participate in PCOR/CER, and/or develop infrastructure and partnerships to disseminate PCORI-funded research results.

Funding Priorities:

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.

-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.

PCORI expects that projects selected for an Engagement Award will further the goal of promoting the relevance of research to target audiences and the uptake of research results by end-users. PCORI is committed to using and sharing successful approaches.

The information and tools generated by Engagement Award projects must be generalizable; they must be of interest or use not just to the applicant organizations but to others doing related work. The tools and information will be made public so they can have a broader impact.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180287

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Award total costs may not exceed $250,000.

Term of Contract:

The project start date should be no sooner than six months from LOI submission deadline.

The maximum project period is 2 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications may be submitted by any private or public-sector organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization or any unit of local, state, or federal government. All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. 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. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.

LOIs and applications will be considered nonresponsive for an Engagement Award if they propose:
-Projects solely intended to improve patient engagement in healthcare service delivery, patient self-care, or patient-centeredness of care (e.g., shared decision making)
-Projects intended to increase the number of patients who agree to be research subjects or participants
-Research projects (PCORI funds these through other opportunities.)
-Projects designed solely to validate tools or instruments
-Delivery of health care
-Development of registries
-Recruitment of research or registry participants
-Development of clinical practice guidelines
-Meetings that don’t focus on PCOR or CER

Pre-Application Information:

Applying for an Engagement Award is a two-stage process. A Letter of Intent must be submitted and an organization must be invited to submit a full application.

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

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Contact Information:

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

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(202) 370-9312

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.