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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scientist Teams for Programs to Conduct Research with Patients

Engaging the Patient Community in Research and Publications

GrantWatch ID# 206808
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) and Stanford Medicine
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/08/22 11:59 PM EST

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International scientist teams for programs to conduct research with patients. Successful applicants will receive training, research opportunities, preparation, and collaboration strategies to involve patients as collaborators in research.

The mission of Stanford Medicine’s Public Led Opportunity Training (PLOT) is to implement the Everyone Included™ culture of research and innovation in which everyone is trusted and respected for the expertise they bring, where openness and experimentation is the norm, people have personal ownership of health, individual stories have a global impact, and the patient voice and choice is included in all stakeholder decisions.

PLOT will build on this collaboration to train the public and patient community as ambassadors to work with high impact publishers, research professionals and acclaimed clinicians to accelerate co-production. PLOT will offer preparation in grantsmanship, leadership skills, applied research opportunities and collaboration strategies to support good clinical practice, excellence in research methodologies and effective publication strategies. Patient-led teams will be mentored and supported to write their own proposals for quality improvement innovation, patient reported outcome measures and development and testing of patient self-managed interventions.

The PLOT vision is to develop a generation where research co-production is the norm and where patients are fully trained, mentored and funded as research collaborators, co-authors, and co-investigators. In this model patients and members of the public will choose researchers and clinicians to work with and all parties will work according to Everyone Included™ principles.

Grantees through this RFP will be coached and mentored to expertly bring in the patient perspective and experience of real-world interventions for infectious diseases, oncology, vaccines, and internal medicine.

Proposals in response to this RFP should address the following objectives:

  • Foster collaboration with expert publishers and institutions to advance and accelerate efforts that provide training, best practices, and tools to support the patient community in research methodologies and publication strategies
  • Enable patient advocacy organizations and patients to collaborate with the research community in the design and implementation, analysis, and publication of research to incorporate the patient voice and experience directly
  • Increase healthcare provider and researcher understanding and awareness about the role of the patient community in patient-involved research to help ensure pathways for prioritizing and disseminating patient led research

For more program information, see the following link:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Geographic Scope: United States, Canada and Europe

PLOT is a Pfizer-funded project at Stanford Medicine to develop and provide substantially expanded mentoring and coaching for aspiring citizen scientist teams with an overall mission to increase the diversity of the scientific community.

It is not Pfizer's intent to support clinical research trials at this time. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
• RFP release date: October 20, 2022
• Grant Application due date: December 8, 2022
Please note the deadline is 23:59 Eastern Standard Time (e.g. New York, GMT -5). 
• Anticipated Grant Award Notification Date: February 28, 2023*
*Processing time may take longer for organizations outside of the U.S. 
• Grants will be distributed following a fully executed agreement.
• Anticipated Project Start: April 2023

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Individual projects requesting up to $20,000 USD will be considered.

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you have questions regarding this RFP, please direct them in writing to the Grant Officer, Jessica Romano (, with the subject line “RFP Supporting Patient Powered Research” For questions about the course please email Amy Price, Senior Research Scientist , Stanford AIM lab (

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