Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant & Fellowship Programs

*Qualified applicants, particularly minority applicants, who are interested in training opportunities to prepare them for a career in health services research
*AHRQ supports both postdoctoral & postdoctoral training through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program; AHRQ also supports dissertation grants for doctoral candidates
*NRSA Institutional Training Grants: training grants are awarded by AHRQ to institutions to allow trainees to gain 1 or more years of full-time, supervised experience in applying research methods to the evaluation of health services in preparation for a career in health services research. Candidates for postdoctoral training grants must have a baccalaureate degree & be enrolled in a Ph.D. program or a program leading to an equivalent degree. NRSA grants may not be used to support studies leading to an M.D. Candidates for postdoctoral training grants must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Dr.P.H., Sc.D., D.N.Sc., or other doctoral degree. Tuition benefits are provided, as well as stipends
*NRSA Individual Fellowships: these postdoctoral fellowships provide for 1 or more years of academic training & supervised experience in applying quantitative research methods to the systematic analysis & evaluation of health services. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. This is an ongoing AHRQ program; applications are accepted throughout the year. Recipients receive stipends to help defray living expenses. Must be accepted by an appropriate institution & a sponsor who will supervise the recipient’s training & research experience
*Dissertation Grants: AHRQ supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. Recipients must be enrolled in a doctoral program which requires a dissertation based on original research in disciplines relevant to health services research. Dissertation grant application receipt dates are May 1 & Nov. 15, annually
*For NRSA individual fellowships & training grants sponsored by AHRQ, contact Debbie Rothstein at above address/phone/e-mail
*AHRQ’S Minority Health Program: this program focuses on both health services research issues & problems that are important to minority individuals & populations & on increasing the participation of minority researchers in health services research. For more info., contact: Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H./Deputy Director/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/2101 East Jefferson, Suite 600/Rockville, MD 20852. Phone: (301)594-6662