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PCORI Issues Workforce Development RFI, Offers Grant with AHRQ

In a new request for information (RFI), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks community input on opportunities to develop and support the PCOR workforce.

The request for information also seeks current PCOR workforce challenges and input on additional programmatic initiatives, investments, and/or partnerships that would accelerate workforce development.

PCORI defines the workforce broadly to include researchers, health system leaders, patients, community members, and others from diverse backgrounds who lead and partner in PCOR.

Comments on the RFI are due March 17.

Funding Opportunity: PCORI-AHRQ Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Centers Program

A new grant from PCORI and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will provide up to $10 million annually over five years beginning in 2023 to help qualified institutions fund Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research (LHS E-STaR) Centers.

The centers will support the professional development of scientists to conduct research in a learning health system, in which internal data and experience are integrated systematically with external evidence.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to build new models of learning health system infrastructure; strengthen partnerships with community partners and health system and other stakeholders; and conduct patient-centered outcome research and comparative effectiveness research projects to improve health system operations, health care quality, and health outcomes.

Letters of intent are due Feb. 10. View the grant listing for more information and qualification criteria.

For questions, contact Director of Sponsored Projects Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH, at


About the Author

Andrea Lugo is a communications associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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