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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award – Capacity Building

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI’s) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award – Capacity Building Program is intended to bring more patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders into the research process. The goal is to support projects that will build a community that is better able to participate in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), and to serve as channels to disseminate study results.

The Engagement Award is a research support (not research) funding opportunity for projects that build a community of individuals and organizations better able to participate in PCOR/CER (clinical effectiveness research), and/or develop infrastructure and partnerships to disseminate PCORI-funded research results. 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 activities 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.

Projects awarded are expected to further PCORI’s goals 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.

PCORI pays particular attention to:Conditions that affect large numbers of people across a range of populations

  • Conditions that affect large numbers of people across a range of populations
  • Conditions that place a heavy burden on individuals, families, specific populations, and society
  • Rare diseases, which are difficult to study

It also pays particular attention to a number of populations in making research funding decisions:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Older adults
  • Low-income
  • Residents of rural areas
  • Women
  • Children
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities, individuals with multiple chronic diseases, individuals with rare diseases, and individuals whose genetic makeup affects their medical outcomes
  • Patients with low health literacy/numeracy and limited English proficiency
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons
  • Veterans and members of the armed forces and their families

Amount: Grants of up to $250,000 each will be awarded for up to two years in duration.

Eligibility: 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. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. International organizations also may apply.

Link: https://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/engagement-award-capacity-building

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