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PCORI Engagement Award: Stakeholder Convening Support

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 28, 2023
Application: Jan 10, 2024



This grant program provides funding for organizations and communities to hold convenings that include patients, researchers, clinicians, purchasers, payers, health system leaders, and other stakeholders. Convenings should focus on supporting collaboration around patient-centered outcomes research and clinical comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER).

Convenings should have a central focus or theme that unifies stakeholders, such as:

  • Geography
  • Health condition
  • Population

Proposed convenings may focus on:

  • Facilitating discussion around development of research topics, questions, and engagement plans for patient-centered outcomes research
  • Sharing engagement methods and fostering partnerships
  • Convening around the life cycle of PCOR/CER, including strategies for dissemination of research findings

Meetings should:

  • Explore PCOR/CER issues or communicate PCORI-funded research findings to targeted end-user audiences
  • Support collaboration around PCOR/CER
  • Produce at least one deliverable/project output

Themes of focus:

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

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

Award ceiling: $100,000
Project period: 1 year

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 September 28, 2023. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of January 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 · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health · Minorities · 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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