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New Funding Opportunities; Annual Meeting Scholarships Available

New Research Funding Opportunities

We are now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for five PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). These include two targeted announcements: one on treating opioid use disorders among pregnant women, and one on managing symptoms in patients with advanced illness. We are also accepting LOIs through our Pragmatic Clinical Studies program and a limited funding announcement on dissemination and implementation. LOIs for all five opportunities are due Tuesday, July 25.

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Those invited to submit full applications to our Tier A Pipeline to Proposal Awards have until Friday, June 30, to apply. Tier A awards provide seed money to help individuals and groups who want to develop research capacity, create new partnerships, and build the infrastructure they need to conduct research.


Hill Briefing and Facebook Live Q&A on Prostate Cancer

We’ve partnered with Men’s Health Network to host a Capitol Hill briefing on shared decision making and prostate cancer. It will take place Wednesday, June 28. If you’re unable to attend, you may watch a recording we’ll post afterward. Learn more about the hill briefing here.

You can also join us online at 4 p.m. ET the same day for a Facebook Live and Twitter Q&A focusing on the need for patient-centered research on men’s health. In a new¬†feature article, one of the speakers at both events describes his experiences as a prostate cancer survivor who helped design and conduct PCORI-funded research.

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The Impact of Providing Care

George Vradenburg picture Chairman and Founding Board Member Us Against Alzheimers

George Vradenburg, Chairman and Founding Board Member of UsAgainstAlzheimers, discusses how family caregivers face their own health problems because of the intensity and duration of care required for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Annual Meeting Scholarship Opportunity

We’re pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to help patients, caregivers, representatives from patient or caregiver organizations, and PCORI Ambassadors attend the PCORI Annual Meeting. Scholarships will cover travel, hotel, registration, and a meal allowance during the conference, which runs from October 31 through November 2 in the Washington, DC area. We’re accepting applications through Friday, July 21.

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