The following is taken from the full PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) funding announcement, with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Maternal Mortality as one of the invited research areas for investigator-initiated research.
Online System Opens: January 11, 2022
Applicant Town Hall: January 21, 2022, 11:30 am (ET)
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: February 8, 2022, by 5 pm (ET)
LOI Status Notification: March 8, 2022
Application Deadline: May 3, 2022, by 5 pm (ET)
Merit Review: July 2022
Awards Announced: December 2022
Earliest Project Start Date: March 2023
Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Maternal Mortality
Applications may propose to compare interventions to maximize function and quality of life for individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and families and caregivers of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Interventions of interest to reduce maternal mortality may occur from preconception through the postpartum period. For both priority areas, implementation of interventions may occur through providers; patients; family and care support systems; payers; health systems; and/or local, state, and federal policy.
Read the full funding announcement
Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs)
- Category 1: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems, Communication & Dissemination Research:
- Less than or equal to $5 million direct costs
- Category 2: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems:
- Greater than $5 million; up to $10 million direct costs
Note: (Special Areas of Emphasis (SAEs) are permitted to apply to either category
At the time of contract execution, PCORI sets aside all the funds associated with an awarded project to be made available throughout the contract’s period of performance. The maximum budget includes all research- and peer-review-related costs. This PFA does not consider exceptions to the budget. PCORI will not review submissions exceeding the stated maximum budget.
Maximum Research Project Period
- Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems, Communication & Dissemination Research:
- Up to 5 years for all Categories (1 & 2)
The proposed maximum research project period should commensurate with the effort required to complete the project but cannot exceed 5 years. This PFA does not consider exceptions to period-of-performance limits. PCORI will not review submissions exceeding the stated period of performance.
Funds Available Up To
- Category 1: $72M across all priority areas
- Category 2: $90M across all priority areas
Note: Through this funding opportunity, PCORI intends to commit up to $162M
Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system; laboratory or manufacturer; or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
- Potential for the study to fill critical gaps in evidence
- Potential for the study findings to be adopted into clinical practice and improve
delivery of care
- Scientific merit (research design, analysis, and outcomes)
- Investigator(s) and environment
- Patient and stakeholder engagement
Programmatic Inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org or online (http://www.pcori.org/PFA/inquiry).
Administrative, Financial, or Technical Inquiries: email@example.com
PCORI will respond within two business days. However, we cannot guarantee that all questions will be addressed two business days prior to a LOI or application deadline. Applicants must plan accordingly; it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit on time.