NPCRC Now Accepting Letters of Intent Online
an effort to support investigators conducting clinical research in palliative
care who wish to maximize their chances of larger extramural funding, the
National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) is soliciting applications for Pilot/Exploratory Project Grants
(PEP) and Junior
Faculty Career Development Awards (CDA). Please note that this will be the
last year of the Pilot/Exploratory Project Grant Program due to NPCRC’s
expansion of CDA funding opportunities in 2019.
RFAs are limited to applications that focus on palliative care research
projects for seriously ill patients and their families in one or more of the
three specific areas:
1. Exploring the relationship of
pain and other distressing symptoms to quality and quantity of life,
independence, function, and disability and developing interventions directed at
their treatment in patients with serious and chronic illnesses;
2. Studying methods of improving
communication between patients living with serious illness, their families and
their health care providers;
3. Evaluating models and systems
of care for patients living with serious illness and their families.
*Of note, research focused
on advanced care planning will not be considered this year due to NPCRC current
of Intent are due November 5, 2018. Full proposals are accepted by invitation
only and are due January 21, 2019. All awards will start July 1, 2019.