Program staff may invite applicants from previous cycles to resubmit. If invited, applicants will bypass the LOI review stage. Instead of completing and uploading an LOI template, invited applicants are required to upload their letter of invitation during the LOI process. Invited applicants are still required to complete the LOI and application fields in PCORI Online by the submission deadlines. Unless the applicant has explicit and documented approval from the program staff to alter the originally submitted study aims of the application, the invited resubmissions should remain the same as in the original application.
An invitation to resubmit is not a guarantee that the application will be selected for funding. Invited applicants must adhere to the updated guidance in the PFA and compete with other invited and new applications.