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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, and Agencies for Conferences on Patient-Centered Health Research

Engagement Award: Stakeholder Convening Support


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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 04/03/23
Deadline: 07/10/23 5:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, IHE hospitals, and government agencies for conferences and meetings related to improving health outcomes through patient-centered care. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. There are three special areas of interest: consideration of the full range of outcomes data, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Through this award, PCORI seeks to fund projects designed by organizations and communities to hold multi-stakeholder convenings, meetings, and conferences that include a combination of patients, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, purchasers, payers, health system leaders, and/or other stakeholders. PCORI is receptive to applications encompassing a wide range of research support project topics. These convenings must have a focus on, and commitment to, supporting collaboration around PCOR/CER.

Convenings supported under this funding opportunity should be designed with the active collaboration and partnership of patients, community groups, and/or other stakeholder organizations. Projects should bring together diverse stakeholders around a central focus or shared priority that unifies stakeholders (e.g., geography, health condition, population) to explore issues related to PCOR/CER or communicate PCORI-funded research findings to targeted end-user audiences.

Potential Convening Focus Areas:

All convenings, regardless of topic, should include one or more of the following priority or focus areas:

  • Facilitating Discussion Around Development of Research Topics, Questions, and Engagement Plans for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • Sharing Engagement Methods and Fostering Partnerships
  • Dissemination of Research Findings

More information about these focus areas can be found at


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications may be submitted by nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

United States-based applicants must have a Federal Employer Identification Number as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.

Applicants must demonstrate capability to comply with the terms of the standard agreement associated with each PFA. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the standard agreement prior to application.

Foreign Organizations and Nondomestic Components of U.S. Organizations must provide a thorough and thoughtful justification for the project’s ability to benefit the US healthcare system and that engagement plans include US patients and stakeholders, and are relevant to US healthcare system.

Individuals are not permitted to apply.

For information about ineligible projects, see:

Pre-Proposal Conference
Applicant Office Hours Session 1: Monday, February 13, 2023, 2:00-2:30 pm (ET)

Applicant Office Hours Session 2: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 11:00-11:30 am (ET)

Applicant Office Hours Session 3: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 3:00-3:30 pm (ET)

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates:
- Online System Opens: January 18, 2023
- Letter of Intent Deadline: April 3, 2023 by 5 pm (ET)
- LOI Status Notification: Within 60 calendar days of LOI deadline
- Full Proposal Deadline: By invitation only; Full proposals are due July 10, 2023 by 5 pm (ET)
- Earliest Project Start Date: December 1, 2023

Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted by the stated deadline. LOIs will be screened for responsiveness to the call for applications and fit to program goals. PCORI will review LOIs within 60 calendar days of submission.

Full proposal submissions are by invitation only, after review and approval of the LOI, and must be submitted by the stated deadline. PCORI may request additional information from the applicant after the initial review of the full proposal. PCORI aims to provide a final programmatic approval decision on the full proposal, via email, within 90 calendar days of the submission deadline. If the full proposal is programmatically approved, a PCORI staff member will coordinate arrangements to begin budgetary review and contracting negotiations. Typically, contract negotiations take about six-to-eight weeks.

To select high-quality patient-centered projects, PCORI’s Engagement and Contract Management and Administration teams, and internal and external subject-matter experts (as necessary) will review all LOIs and full proposals.

To submit a Letter of Intent or full proposal, or to register your organization in PCORI Online, you need a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Organizations may submit multiple funding applications.

Pre-recorded applicant webinar:


Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Award total costs may not exceed $100,000.

Term of Contract
Maximum Project Period: One year

For the April 2023 Engagement Award funding cycle, the contract start date should be planned for no earlier than December 1, 2023, and no later than May 1, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Programmatic Inquiries and Program Fit Call Requests: or phone (202-370-9312)

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
1828 L St., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-827-7700
Fax: 202-355-9558

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