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I was invited to submit a full application, but cannot make the deadline. Can I defer my application to a future round?

Applicants with an accepted Letter of Intent (LOI) are eligible to defer submission of their application to the next available cycle.

All such deferral requests must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) to pfa@pcori.org before the specified submission deadline, cc’ing the Institutional Administrative Official (AO) listed on the application. PCORI will provide a written response within two (2) business days from receipt of such requests.

If an applicant wishes to defer their application more than once, the deferral request must be submitted again. More than one deferral will require programmatic approval and may be denied.

While applicants may be approved for a deferral, PCORI's funding cycles may change in relation to specific areas of interest or emphasis and the applicant needs to ensure their project is still responsive to the PCORI Funding Announcement.

Applicants should also note that the PCORI Funding Announcement they originally applied to, may not be released again during the next or future cycles, making them ineligible for a deferral.

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