Limited Competition PCORI Funding Announcement: Implementation Awards

Funding Agency:
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) intends to release a Limited Competition PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) on January 9, 2024, to move evidence developed with PCORI-funded research toward practical use in improving health care and health outcomes. PCORI will fund projects that aim to implement patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) results obtained from PCORI-funded research in real-world practice settings, and in selected cases, projects that focus on preparing for implementation of these findings or on the dissemination of these findings. 

Applicants will have the opportunity to propose*: 

  1. Implementation Projects 

Implementation Projects may have budgets up to $2.5 million in total direct costs and project durations of up to 48 months. 

  1. Dissemination Projects 

While this funding opportunity is designed primarily to support Implementation Projects, PCORI will consider supporting Dissemination Projects with the primary goal of spreading knowledge and awareness of evidence from PCORI-funded research and increasing targeted end users’ motivation and ability to use it. Dissemination Projects may have budgets of up to $300,000 in total costs and project durations of up to 36 months. 

  1. Implementation Planning Projects (New for Cycle 1 2024) 

PCORI will also consider supporting Implementation Planning Projects through which PCORI-funded investigators will complete preparatory activities identified as necessary for successful future implementation efforts. The investigator must have a well-articulated implementation concept that describes how broad uptake of the identified evidence will occur and be able to describe how the work they will undertake in the Implementation Planning Project supports this comprehensive plan. Implementation Planning Projects may have budgets of up to $200,000 in total costs and project durations of up to 24 months. 

Deadline for Required Letter of Intent:   Feb. 6, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility: Recipients of PCORI-funded research awards, including Broad Pragmatic Studies PCORI awards, Pilot Projects Program awards, Targeted PCORI awards, Pragmatic Clinical Study awards and PCORI-funded demonstration projects using PCORnet® are eligible to respond to this PFA.


  • Applicants proposing Implementation Projects must have a Draft Final Research Report (DFRR) pertaining to the original PCORI-funded research award accepted for entry into PCORI’s peer-review process by the Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline. 

  • Applicants proposing Dissemination Projects or Implementation Planning Projects may have met the requirement of DFRR acceptance into PCORI’s peer-review process or have had a manuscript reporting results accepted for publication by the LOI deadline.  

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 6, 2024