Office of Research

Limited Competition: Enhancing Investments in Comparative Effectiveness Research Resources (R01)

This FOA is a limited competition for AHRQ ARRA-funded large research grants, specifically awardees currently funded under the: CHOICE, PROSPECT, Enhanced Registries for Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Scalable Distributed Research Networks for Comparative Effectiveness Research funding programs.  Further details on these programs can be found below in Part 2, Section I of this FOA.


The goal of this FOA is to extend the usefulness and further improve the capabilities and patient-centered use of existing research and/or clinical infrastructure now and in the future.  The primary objectives of the project are to use a stakeholder engagement process to:


1) understand stakeholder needs in order to develop new comparative effectiveness research questions for which future research could fill important knowledge gaps and generate critical insights on the clinical effectiveness and comparative clinical effectiveness of health care interventions; and

2) enhance the current data infrastructure and move towards sustainability through developing the ability to address these additional stakeholder-relevant questions.   


Applications must also delineate plans for making the resources developed in this and the prior ARRA programs more sustainable for future research and/or clinical funding support.

Application Instructions

Please submit a two to three-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by Thursday, June 6, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.  Full applications are due to the sponsor 6/28/13, and so those materials will need to be in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 6/21/13.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


06/06/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
06/21/2013 OSP Deadline
06/28/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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