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When will applicants be eligible to apply for SDM funding?

Applicants must propose to implement PCORI-funded results that are available at the time of the Letter of Intent (LOI) due date. Specifically, (1) a draft final research report (DFRR) pertaining to the original PCORI-funded research award must have been accepted for entry into the peer review process by PCORI; or (2) a manuscript reporting the PCORI-funded results being proposed for implementation must have been formally accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed scientific journal before the LOI due date for this announcement.  


Applicants relying on submission of the DFRR to meet the above requirement should be aware that PCORI will administratively withdraw LOIs that are submitted prior to PCORI’s acceptance of the DFRR for entry into the peer review process.  Note that it typically takes six to eight weeks for processing, revision, and acceptance of high quality DFRRs to enter into PCORI’s peer review process; applicants should plan accordingly. 


Applicants relying on publication of a peer-reviewed manuscript must be able to document formal acceptance for publication of the manuscript before the LOI deadline, or PCORI will administratively withdraw the LOI. 

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