Research Funding Opportunities
2014 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Pilot Program
The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR), Clinical and Translation Science Center (CTSC), School of Medicine (SOM), and School of Nursing (SON) invite submission of proposals for pilot projects in patient-centered outcomes research to be conducted during 2014-2015.
These awards are intended to support highly meritorious projects that focus on developing pilot data for extramural application in patient-centered outcomes research. Patient-centered outcomes research is applied research that engages patients and/or stakeholders in the conduct of research focused on outcomes that matter to patients. It helps people and their caregivers communicate and make informed healthcare decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of healthcare options. (See http://www.pcori.org/research-we-support/pcor/). The purpose of this research is to provide information that will impact practice to improve outcomes that matter to patients. See: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/funding-announcements/upcoming-opportunities/ for particular areas of interest.
All proposals are required to include a plan for patient and/or stakeholder engagement and to describe how the proposed project will lead to a proposal for extramural funding, preferably to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Information on how the planned project is consistent with PCORI priorities should also be included. A timeline with quarterly milestones must be included; A proposal to PCORI or (in some cases) another extramural funding agency is an expected project deliverable. All levels of investigators (junior, intermediate, and senior) are eligible to apply. Proposals that include at least one trainee at the pre-doctoral or post-doctoral/clinical fellow level are preferred. The role of the trainee in the project must be clearly defined, including a brief career development plan. Applicants are encouraged to contact Joy Melnikow email@example.com, Ted Wun (firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jill Joseph email@example.com for assistance.
Purpose: The goal of this Call for Proposals is to enhance and augment areas crucial to patient-centered outcomes research by providing support for pilot work that aims to develop high impact patient-centered outcomes research projects involving the use of diverse research methods, the development of new teams and partnerships, especially those involving patients and stakeholders, fosters new multidisciplinary collaborations that will support training of new patient-centered outcomes investigators. Increasing success at patient-oriented extramural funding is also an explicit goal.
Eligibility: All full-time members of the UC Davis faculty (includes adjunct or research series).
Application Procedure: Proposals are requested using the 5-page form that can be downloaded from the CHPR website http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/chpr/pilots/2014_pcor_pilot_app.doc. The submission must include a current NIH biographical sketch for each participating investigator including any pre-doctoral or post-doctoral (Ph.D. or clinical fellow) trainees. Deadline date for receipt is March 17, 2014. Applications will be peer-reviewed.
Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (QSCERT) T32
The CHPR is pleased to announce an opportunity for postdoctoral fellowship training (MD residents/fellows or PhD scholars) supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) T32 Program is a multidisciplinary, postdoctoral training program in quality, safety and comparative effectiveness research with an emphasis on training future leaders in surgical, trauma, and urgent/emergency care outcomes research. T32 grants are institutional training grants to support promising researchers who have completed a doctoral-level degree but are not yet ready for faculty appointment.
Scholars will participate in a one- or two-year training course and will be selected based on a competitive application process in which academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important considerations for funding. Three (3) positions are available for 2013-14. Applications for those positions are currently under review. Please check back later for more information on the 2014-2015 application deadline and process.
For full information, please download the program call at http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/chpr/qscert/call.pdf