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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Seeks Applications for Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research

PCORI Seeks Applications to Fund $120 Million in Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research

Find more information about PCORI’s funding announcement.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.

PCORI released May 22 its first primary research funding announcements to support comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make more informed health care choices.

The four PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) involve up to $96 million in funding and correspond to the first four areas of focus in PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda:

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options- for projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information
  • Improving Healthcare Systems – for projects that address critical decisions that face health care systems, the patients and caregivers who rely on them, and the clinicians who work within them
  • Communication and Dissemination – for projects that address critical elements in the communication and dissemination process among patients, their caregivers and clinicians
  • Addressing Disparities – for projects that will inform the choice of strategies to eliminate disparities

All application materials can be downloaded from the Funding Opportunities section of PCORI’s website. The deadline for Letters of Intent is June 15.  A fifth PFA on Accelerating Patient-Centered and Methodological Research, involving up to $24 million in funding, will be issued during the summer.

Please visit for more information about PCORI, and receive regular updates and funding announcements from the institute by subscribing to the PCORI mailing list.

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