These awards support development of multi-disciplinary, collaborative Centers of Excellence to advance value assessment and promote better patient outcomes and more efficiency in health care.
Application deadline: Letters of intent to apply for a 2019 Center of Excellence Award are due April 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified by June 15 if they should proceed with a full application. Applications will be due September 1, 2018. Contact the PhRMA Foundation at 202-572-7756 for more deadline information about these awards.
Contact the Foundation at 202-572-7756 for deadline information about these awards.
Eligibility: Center of Excellence Award opportunities are open to all individuals and organizations that represent stakeholders in the health care sector. Collaborators should exhibit diverse backgrounds, interests and skill sets.
Funding: Funding of up to $500,000 is available to support establishment of a Value Assessment Initiative Center of Excellence.
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ABOUT THE VALUE ASSESSMENT INITIATIVE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The PhRMA Foundation seeks to support development of multi-disciplinary, collaborative Centers of Excellence under the Value Assessment Initiative that will build evidence, tools and partnerships to inform value assessment strategies and value-driven decision making.
This is a two stage application process, and proposals will be evaluated on the likelihood of developing into a successful, sustainable Center. Suggested criteria for a successful Center are described below.
- Strong leadership commitment
- Communications strategy (e.g., media outreach, publications)
- Representation of expertise in diverse disciplines and from different perspectives, including payers, manufacturers and clinicians
- Clear governance structure
- Explicit process for meaningful engagement with stakeholders
- Plans for ongoing partnership with patients or patient advocates
- Existing or planned infrastructure
- Plans to solicit supplemental and sustained funding from a diverse set of stakeholders
- Relationships with credible academic institutions
- Mentorship or training offerings
- Long-term, well-documented research agenda
- Detailed documentation of proposed methodology and processes
- Established external review processes for published research
The PhRMA Foundation seeks transformative, multi-stakeholder-driven solutions to address challenges in assessing the value of medicines and health care services to improve patient outcomes and reduce inefficiency. Awardees are expected to produce a detailed proposal describing the Center mission, structure, partnerships and agenda. Proposals should address the suggested criteria for a potentially successful Center.
Center award opportunities are open to all individuals and organizations that represent stakeholders in the health care sector. Collaborators should exhibit diverse backgrounds, interests and skill sets.
Funding for development of a Center of Excellence is offered in two phases.
- Phase I has been completed. Six applicants have been selected to participate in the second phase.
- Additional funding of up to $500,000 is available to support establishment of a Center. Candidates who proposed a potentially successful Center under phase I will be eligible for funding.
A maximum of 20 percent of the award may be used for indirect institutional costs.
Letter of Intent: Due April 15, 2018 (Applicants will be notified by June 15 if they should proceed with a full application.)
This program is requesting that prospective candidates submit a letter of intent to plan a new Center committed to building evidence and partnerships to inform value assessment strategies and value-driven decision-making.
Candidates should submit letters of intent by using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/valueassessment2018.
The letter of intent should include the following (maximum 3 pages):
1. Cover page that includes the Center title and a one-paragraph description
of the Center’s mission. The title and mission statement should be suitable
for public communication. Also include the name, mailing address email
and telephone number of the principal investigator and other investigators
2. Narrative that summarizes the proposed activities to be undertaken by
the Center, including areas of focus and consideration for review criteria
3. Letter of support from affiliated institution’s leadership (e.g., university
4. Estimated budget with justification for three-year sustainability.
Application Components: Due September 1, 2018
Those who submit a letter of intent will be notified by June 15, 2018 as to whether they should submit a full proposal. Those chosen to submit a full proposal should include the following components in their application:
1. General Information – contact information for the main applicant/principal investigator.
2. Center of Excellence Plan not to exceed 10 pages – click here for details.
3. Final Budget – list how the funds will be used for the duration of the funding period and break it down by year (one PDF).
4. Principle Investigator information and Key Personnel: submitted as PDFs – for up to 3 people. The applicant should either submit the NIH Biosketch of each key personnel to be involved in proposed training program as a PDF. OR submit one PDF for each individual key personnel containing the following:
- Present Positions
- Academic standing, i.e., Assistant, Associate or Full Professors
- Educational training
- Related Experience. Letter(s) of Institutional Commitment – submitted as PDFs
5. The letter demonstrating institutional commitment should be written and submitted by a senior representative of the institution. It should provide quantifiable support for the proposal. It should also communicate enthusiasm for the Center of Excellence plan and an overall commitment to support the efforts of the team.
6. Letter(s) of Support from External Collaborators (if applicable) – submitted as PDFs. Three contacts may be listed. This will request a letter of support from the external collaborator(s) and their NIH biosketch.
7. Extended letter – this letter provides the applicant(s) the opportunity to share with the reviewers any information about the team, the objectives, environment, etc. that the other requested materials did not convey. Please upload as a PDF.
A brochure is not available for this program. Please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-572-7756 for more information.