The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) this month announced funding opportunities for comparative effectiveness studies focusing on clinical decisions made by patients and caregivers.

PCORI’s mission is to generate knowledge that can be used to gain insight into the benefits and costs of important health care choices while including patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders in the research process. Through this broad-based funding announcement, PCORI will provide $64 million to projects in these categories:

  • addressing disparities;
  • assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options;
  • communication and dissemination research; and
  • improving health systems.

Proposals can be three-year projects of up to $2 million in direct costs or four-year projects up to $3 million. Letters of intent must be submitted by June 28 at 5 pm ET. Full applications are due Sept. 25 at 5 pm ET.

Interested applicants are invited to join PCORI for a one-hour town hall information session on June 14 at noon ET.