A new funding opportunity through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will provide up to $90 million for studies that compare the relative effectiveness of two or more alternatives for improving patient-centered outcomes

While studies may focus on any issue, PCORI will give first consideration to 16 high-priority topics and research questions. These topics include the integration of behavioral and mental health care into primary care services for underserved populations, perinatal care for mothers and babies at risk for disparities, and remote delivery approaches to treat depression and anxiety.

PCORI will release a full funding announcement on Jan. 16, 2018 and hold an informational town hall session for interested applicants on Jan. 29 at noon ET. Letters of intent are due Feb. 13 by 5 pm ET, and full applications are due May 16 at 5 pm ET. Questions about the funding opportunity may be directed to ppet@pcori.org.