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PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 4, 2024
Application: Jul 10, 2024



The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards program funds projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders as members of the patient-centered clinical effectiveness research process. Projects should be designed to support PCORI's Strategic Plan.

Projects should result in tools and resources that are useful for increasing patient and/or other stakeholder engagement in the patient-centered clinical effectiveness research (CER) process from topic generation to dissemination and implementation of results. For examples, see the Engagement Tool and Resource Repository.

Themes of focus:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Rare disease
  • COVID-19
  • Pain management
  • Sleep health
  • Substance use
  • Violence and trauma
  • Improving outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Populations of interest:

  • Residents of rural areas
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups
  • Low-income groups
  • Women
  • Children (ages 0 to 17 years)
  • Older adults (ages 65 years and older)
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals with multiple chronic diseases
  • Individuals with rare diseases
  • Individuals whose genetic makeup affects their medical outcomes
  • Patients with low health literacy, numeracy, or limited English proficiency
  • Gender and sexual minorities
  • Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families

Applications may be submitted by:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Public-sector research organizations, including universities, colleges, hospitals, and healthcare systems
  • Any units of local, state, and federal government

U.S.-based applicants must have a Federal Employer Identification Number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.

Foreign organizations and nondomestic parts of U.S. organizations must show how the project will benefit the U.S. healthcare system and that engagement plans include U.S. patients and stakeholders.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $300,000 for a 2 year project period.

Application process

Application instructions and links to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent through the online portal by April 4, 2024. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of July 10, 2024.

Applicant informational video recording

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health · COVID-19 · Cardiovascular disease · Children and youth · Elderly population · Families · Health conditions · Health literacy · LGBTQI+ · Limited English proficient · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health · Mortality · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · Veterans · Women

Organizations (1)

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, view details

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