Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to generate community-led funding proposals focused on patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. Established by the non-profit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the program funds three tiers of awards that help individuals or groups build community partnerships, develop research capacity, and hone a comparative effectiveness research question and subsequent research funding proposal to submit to PCORI or other health research funders.
This initiative is distinct from other research programs in that it seeks to create fundamental change in the ways institutions fund and conduct research – by having patients inform research questions from the start. PCORI Tier 1 awards allow awardees to develop patient-centered research ideas within a collaborative partnership of researchers, clinicians, patients, and care givers in order to prepare for research funding applications. As such, a broad range of organizations are encouraged to apply to this program, including community agencies or other groups who may not consider themselves traditional researchers.
HRiA is one of five Pipeline Award Program Offices nationally and serves the six New England states, as well as New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. By supporting and managing the efforts of P2P awardees in our region, we advance the development of partnerships leading to teams ready and able to propose and conduct patient-centered outcomes research.
see PCORI for more information on Pipeline to Proposal Funding