Latest Research Funding & Engagement News from PCORI

PCORI logoNew Funding Cycle Dates and Names

PCORI is moving from three funding application cycles per year to four as part of our effort to increase the amount of research support we award each year. As a result, our cycles will have new deadline names. The December 2013 cycle is now called Winter 2014 and the application due date is changing from Monday, Dec. 16 to Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Spring 2014 cycle will open on Wednesday, Feb. 5, with required letters of intent due Friday, Mar. 7, and applications due Tuesday, May 6. Please visit our Funding Center to find more information.

 Applications Sought to Build Uterine Fibroids Registry for Treatment Research

The federal government shutdown has not affected the Monday, Dec. 16 due date for funding applications for our project to improve treatment for uterine fibroids, a joint effort with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). We will commit up to $20 million over five years to an awardee to develop a large registry of women treated for uterine fibroids and conduct comparative studies of therapies using registry data. AHRQ is administering the application process through aRequest for Applications (RFA). Letters of intent, though not required, may be submitted to AHRQ by Friday, Nov. 15.

Albuquerque Regional Engagement Workshop Registration Closing Soon

The registration deadline is fast approaching for our next regional engagement workshop, in Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 6-8. The Power of Partnership in Research: Applying Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities invites patients and other healthcare stakeholders to share their insights and experiences and to learn more about our funding and engagement opportunities. More information is available on our website.  

Webinar to Explore New "Pipeline to Proposal" Awards

Individuals and groups in the 13 western states where we have launched a pilot of our new Pipeline to Proposal Awards can learn more about the program during a one-hour webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 13. Tier I Pipeline awards of up to $15,000 each will be available through this program and focus on community building to support patient-centered outcomes research. This webinar will discuss the type of projects we're looking to fund and how to apply.


Building a Patient-Centered Research Community Through PCORI Ambassadors

To capitalize on patients' and other stakeholders' enthusiasm about patient-centered outcomes research, we've developed the PCORI Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will be informed volunteers who will engage with other individuals and organizations to help create a diverse community trained to participate in research and share results. Ambassadors are being recruited first from among those who have participated in one or more PCORI activities. We plan to expand the program in 2014. 


More Notes from the Field

Want to know more about the researchers and patient and community partners involved in PCORI-funded studies? Then take a look at our new multimedia series "Notes from the Field." Our latest installmentin this series describes how a PCORI-supported research team is learning from parents' concerns about vaccine safety and using that information to improve communication about this issue between pediatricians and patients' families. Read more.

We're Hiring: PCORI's Expanding Team Seeks Additional Talent

As we at PCORI build our research portfolio and expand our efforts to engage with the broad healthcare community in guiding our work, we're growing our team as well. If you're a talented professional with a passion for advancing patient-centered outcomes research, visit the Careers Center section of our website to look at available employment opportunities.


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