PCORI has made available tips on preparing applications. They can be found here:http://prod.c2ti.com/pcori/conf_mobile_app/.
Potential applicants many also be helped by the following slides on PCORI's key features, funding goals, and information on engagement resources
PCORI strongly recommends that potential applicants speak with a PCORI program officer to vet their idea with PCORI before the Letter of Intent submission deadline. The officer can provide guidance to help your the proposal pass internal review.
PCORI program officers, engagement officers, and other resources can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-627-1885. Please note that PCORI responses to UCLA email addresses often do not go through, so they have recommended that UCLA faculty email through non-UCLA email addresses until the problem is resolved.
If you are interested in potentially applying for a PCORI funding opportunity and would like to discuss how the Rapid Response Team may be able to support your application, please follow this link to request a consult.