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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Addressing Disparities Research Grants
Funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. Research that focuses on residents of rural areas is listed as a funding priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 6, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants
Offers funding to research the comparative effectiveness of innovative features of healthcare systems; such as use of innovative technology, deployment of personnel, incentives, and organizational policies; that affect quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 6, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building
Funds projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research process.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCORI Ambassador Program
A national volunteer network designed to engage healthcare stakeholders in strengthening the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community and increasing the dissemination of PCORI-funded​ research. PCORI supports research to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available while considering potential for differences in treatment effectiveness among subpopulations, such as rural residents.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Medication Assisted Treatment Delivery for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Involving Prescription Opioids and/or Heroin Inactive
Grants for large, randomized controlled trials or well-justified observational studies that compare the effectiveness for maternal and neonatal outcomes of different models for comprehensive opioid use disorder treatment delivery for pregnant and postpartum women with different levels of addiction severity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes Inactive
Funding for research that compares two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving healthcare system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 13, 2018
Application Deadline: May 16, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Pipeline to Proposal Awards Inactive
Grants to build new collaborative teams of researchers, patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders with the goal of developing research proposals with robust patient engagement. Research priorities include assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; improving healthcare systems; communication and dissemination research; and addressing disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Testing Multi-Level Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Minority Racial/Ethnic, Low Socioeconomic Status, and/or Rural Populations (UH2/UH3) Inactive
Awards funds for research initiatives designed to reduce disparities in hypertension among high risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2015
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI Addressing Disparities Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services