The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and catalyze opportunities for new/early career investigators to learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. New/early career investigators are defined as having assumed their first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than five years (60 months) prior to the application deadline.
Examples of activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Planning or team-building activities that assist potential teams in working together to:
- Identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities;
- Design a project or study which includes meaningful roles for all team members, including patients; and/or
- Identify and address the learning needs of team members;
- Stand-alone patient-oriented research projects;
- Enhancing existing research projects to become patient-oriented in nature, i.e., become projects which address all elements within the definition of patient-oriented research above.