PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Program Office
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) awards aim to build a national community of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers with the expertise and passion to participate in patient-centered outcomes research. MPHI serves PCORI in managing and administering P2P as the Midwest Pipeline Award Program Office (MWPAPO). MPHI serves PCORI by managing the P2P awards in the following Midwest states:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
The purpose of the P2P Initiative is to cultivate the development of proposals with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement. PCORI expects the P2P project will help individuals form new collaborations that can produce meaningful research proposals.
Funding Opportunity: Pipeline to Proposal Awards
PCORI is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Independent Tier III projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative. This program supports the development of research proposals designed by research partnerships of researchers, patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders. The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is Thursday, June 30.
The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposals Initiative is to cultivate the development of proposals with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement. PCORI expects the Pipeline to Proposals project will help individuals strengthen collaborations that can produce meaningful research proposals. Applicants must be research partnerships including at least one patient and at least one researcher.
For Independent Tier III, the specific CER question must be specified at the point of submitting an LOI for Tier III – Proposal Development Projects: Up to $50,000 for up to a Nine-Month Project Term.
- Independent Tier III awards are not research awards.
- Independent Tier III awards are targeted at those applicants who are not appropriate for the standard progression through established the pipeline. Instead, because they have an already identified their partners and have a CER research question, they can enter the “pipeline” farther along the continuum.
- Independent Tier III awards will go to well-established partnerships, including at least one patient and one researcher. The researcher should have a track record of successful research.
- Independent Tier III awards will give partnerships, which are “almost there,” the opportunity to receive training, as needed, on patient engagement and research methodology.
- Teams that have previously submitted proposals for PCORI research funding and received recommendations to strengthen their engagement plans are encouraged to apply for an Independent Tier III award.
Pipeline to Proposal Awards are for capacity building, community engagement, formation of partnerships, and other preparations to lay the groundwork for a later research proposal. The activities taking place might include workshops, roundtables, conferences, meetings, and other information-sharing tasks.
Read more about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative. Find out more in this related Blog post: New Pipeline to Proposal Funding Opportunity Available to Research Partnerships