Patients, their families, and clinicians face a wide range of complex and often confusing choices when it comes to addressing their health and healthcare concerns. Trustworthy information is needed to decide which option is best.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) www.pcori.org helps to produce and promote evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community. PCORI funds patient-centered comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER) and disseminates the results in ways that end-users find useful and valuable.
The award program called the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards is presently inviting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from applicants that wish to apply for grants with total grant funding available up to $15.5 million in FY 2015. Grants are to be awarded for up to $250,000 over two years.
The program seeks projects to encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as members of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Clinical Effectiveness Research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.
LOIs 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. Non-domestic components or organizations based in the U.S and foreign organization may apply as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S healthcare system and U.S efforts in the area of patient-centered research.
LOIs must be received no later than October 1, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit complete applications, which will need to be submitted within 40 days after receiving the invitation to submit.
For more details on submitting an LOI, go to www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/how-apply.