Office of the Vice President for Research

Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: AHRQ and PCORI Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Centers (P30) 2023

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Award Title: AHRQ and PCORI Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Centers (P30)
Amount: $5M
Total annual costs (combined direct and indirect) for a project awarded under this NOFO will not exceed $1 million in any given year and $5 million for the entire project period.
UM Deadline: 02/20/2023
Sponsor Deadline: 03/24/2023
Description: AHRQ and PCORI invite applications from qualified institutions to create Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research (LHS E-STaR) Centers to support the professional development of scientists to conduct research that accelerates progress towards an integrated learning health system. To achieve this aim, the E-STaR Centers will build new models of LHS infrastructure that: strengthens institutional research training in CER and PCOR; enhances diversity in the LHS research workforce; strengthens partnerships with community partners and health system and other stakeholders; and conducts patient-centered clinical comparative effectiveness research projects to improve health system operations, quality, and health outcomes.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: multiple
Additional Requirements: None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: Those interested in applying should submit the following as a single pdf document to no later than 4pm on 2/20:

1. Cover page including PI name, department, contact information, project title, any co-PI's name and department, and one paragraph project abstract.
2. Project summary (not more than three pages).
3. Biosketch of PI (NIH format or similar, not more than five pages).

Applications will be reviewed to confirm they are scientifically distinct. In the case that two are similar, there will be an internal review to determine a single candidate to move forward in that area. Any questions can be submitted to
Peer Review Coordination: Office of the VP for Research contact email
Status: PI Selected. Timothy Beebe, Public Health, School of (SPH), is the official UM nominee.
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

General Information

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Column Descriptions

  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status:
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process

  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.

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