Patient Engagement Resource Centers to Inform SUD Treatment Services Research (R24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications to provide research resource support to the addiction services research community through the creation of Patient Engagement Resource Centers (PERCs). The goal of each PERC is to effectively engage patients (including prospective patients, families of individuals with substance use disorder [SUD], and persons in recovery) in meaningful dialogue to inform the design and interpretation of research trials and treatment services that reflect patients’ needs, preferences and priorities. Applicants will specify a priority population to be engaged; embrace a user-centered design approach to identify and articulate patient perspectives on SUD treatment structure, process, outcomes, misperceptions, and barriers; pilot test potential solutions to patient-identified concerns; and make these findings broadly available to the research community. Each PERC will also develop and support a consultation model through which individuals with lived SUD experience will engage with researchers to inform and enhance the design and dissemination of addiction health services research studies.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 2, 2023

  • Application Due Date: November 02, 2023

RFA-DA-24-016 Expiration Date November 03, 2023

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $350,000 direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 2, 2023