PCORI’s $90 Million Call for Pragmatic Studies Proposals Focuses on Topics of Particular Interest to Specialties

February 11, 2014

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is making up to $90 million available to support a series of large pragmatic clinical studies designed to advance patient-centered outcomes research under “real world” conditions. Funded projects are expected to take place within typical clinical care and community settings.  Among other criteria, proposals must demonstrate strong endorsement and participation by relevant groups, such as professional and patient organizations. Priority topics are listed in the funding announcement (see Appendix A of this document) and include those identified as of priority concerns to patients, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders.  PCORI will provide up to $10 million in direct costs per project. Applicants must submit letters of intent (LOIs) no later than 5 p.m. ET Friday, March 7. The LOIs will be reviewed and those invited to submit full applications will be notified on Monday, April 7. More information is available in PCORI’s Funding Center.

The AMA has also been able to secure a webinar with PCORI leadership to discuss the requirements of the Large Pragmatic Studies and outline how a specialty organization may qualify for the funding. PCORI will also provide an update on PCORnet and discuss how specialty society registries may be able to partner with PCORnet. The webinar is scheduled for February 28 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET. More information will follow on webinar registration.