Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Palliative Care Research Co-Operative (PCRC)(Limited Competition, U24)

Notice Number: NOT-NR-13-001

Key Dates

Release Date:  October 10, 2012
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: November 2012 
First Estimated Application Due Date: January 2012  
Earliest Estimated Award Date: July 2013  
Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 2013  

Issued by

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)


The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)to solicit applications for research on and resource activities of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) group that will facilitate cutting edge palliative care and end of life research.  The PCRC will facilitate studies that need to be conducted quickly and with larger samples and multiple sites, and quantifying and better understanding the risks, issues, and impact of Life Limiting Diseases (LLDs) on patient and caregiver health outcomes.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in Fall 2012 with an expected receipt date in early 2013.

This FOA will utilize the U24 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages member investigators in the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) initiative to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

This limited competition solicitation is open to the PCRC and its “member” institutions constituting the current PCRC group funded by NINR UC4NR012584. The aims of the original UC4 included formulating, developing, and implementing a successful and functional co-operative group; laying the foundations for and conducting a proof of concept clinical trial; and developing metrics of success. The infrastructure and research capacity to create and build, for the first time, a functioning Cooperative Group around a specific scientific area (Palliative and End of Life care research) was accomplished during the first three years of this endeavor through a UC4 cooperative Agreement.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Noreen M. Aziz, MD PHD MPH, Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-594-2542

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