Research Announcements

PCORI Announces Cycle 3 2019 Research Areas of Interest

Broad PCORI Funding Announcements — Cycle 3 2019
(for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Healthcare Systems)

This PCORI Funding Announcement will open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Health Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.

For this cycle, PCORI has updated its Research Areas of Interest to include:

  • Dosing of anti-neoplastic agents in adults
  • Genetic sequencing to guide cancer treatment
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Suicide prevention

The goal of calling these out is to encourage applications on these topics, not to limit applications to these topics.

Applications should address needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. Note: In general, PCORI will not cover costs for interventions that are being compared in the proposed study.

Our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda is a framework to guide our funding of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health decisions. The framework was developed by workgroups of our Board of Governors, members of our Methodology Committee, and staff.

Reminder: The primary institution’s Administrative Official must review, authorize, and submit the full application by 5 pm ET on January 14, 2020.

Key Information can be found on the PCORI website.

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Tapping Federal Research Funding Opportunities Outside of the NIH

Invited Speaker!  November 6, 2018
Tuesday, 11:00 – 11:50 AM
DRC 1005

The federal medical research landscape in the United States is supported by a variety of agencies that spend billions to seek answers to a wide range of health challenges. While the largest is NIH, the Defense Department has numerous offices that fund medical and biological research, from basic research to advanced development. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also fund biomedical research and health-related programs. To help with these agencies, UNMC works with Brian Detter, a leading consultant knowledgeable about obtaining federal grants outside of NIH.

PCORI Announces new Application System for January 2017

In January, PCORI will launch a new funding application system, PCORI Online to enhance the application experience throughout the Letter of Intent and application submission process  The new PCORI Online will open to applicants on January 17, the first day that LOIs can be submitted for the Cycle 1 2017 funding opportunities.  All PCORI funding opportunities for Cycle 1 2017 onward will utilize the new system.

Three training sessions  will be offered to learn the details of how to use the new system, sessions will be:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, January 12, 2017
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, January 18, 2017
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, January 24, 2017

Register Online