From: Brad Berk, MD PhD

Date: October 13, 2011

With the implementation of health care reform, we learn of new opportunities for governmental grants, demonstration and pilot projects nearly every day. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has recently announced a new Pilot Projects Grant Program to help set national research priorities for patient-centered outcomes research.  The program will bolster data collection and help identify methodologies to advance patient-centered outcomes research. This exciting opportunity has a tight turnaround time with letters of intent due by November 1st and full applications due on December 1st.

Since this funding opportunity is highly selective, it is important for the medical center to only submit their most competitive letters of intent. If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please submit your letter of intent and a one-page abstract to Harriet Kitzman of the Center for Research Implementation and Translation at by Tuesday, October 25th. Harriet will convene a review committee on October 27 & 28, and notify applicants of the committee’s selections on Monday, October 31st and submit letters of intent to PCORI for consideration. Harriet will continue to work with these selected applicants to help them develop full applications for the Thursday, December 1st deadline.

Additional Information from PCORI

PCORI held a series of webinars for potential applications during the week of October 18th. Click the following link for an audio recording and slide decks. Link to PCORI webinar archive page.


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