Applicants must propose to implement PCORI results that are available at the time of the application due date. Specifically, (1) a draft final research report (DFRR) pertaining to the original PCORI research award must have been accepted for entry into the peer-review process by PCORI; or (2) a manuscript reporting the PCORI results being proposed for implementation must have been formally accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed scientific journal before the application due date for this PFA. Applicants may submit the mandatory Letter of Intent (LOI) before PCORI has accepted the DFRR for peer review and before a scientific journal has accepted a manuscript.
Applicants relying on submission of the DFRR to meet the above requirement should be aware that PCORI will administratively withdraw applications submitted before PCORI’s acceptance of the DFRR for entry into the peer-review process. Note that it takes 6 weeks for processing, revision, and acceptance of high-quality DFRRs to enter into PCORI’s peer-review process; therefore, applicants should plan accordingly.
Applicants relying on publication of a peer-reviewed manuscript must provide formal documentation of acceptance for publication of the manuscript with the submitted application, or PCORI will administratively withdraw the application.