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AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 26, 2029

For scientific or research questions:
AHRQ Staff by Program and Portfolio Area

For peer review:
Peer review contact information will appear in the applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.

For financial or grants management questions:


The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award to support the dissemination and implementation of a specified health services research project related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

Funding will support support a discrete, specified health services research project designed to develop, test, and evaluate health service activities and to foster the application of existing knowledge. Projects may target services in any healthcare setting, including hospital, long-term care, ambulatory care, home healthcare, pharmacy, and care transitions between settings.

Grantees should work with the Department of Health and Human Services and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

AHRQ Research Priority Areas are:

  • Research to improve healthcare quality and patient safety
  • Research to improve healthcare delivery and practice improvement
  • Research to enhance whole-person healthcare delivery

Priority populations include:

  • Individuals living in inner city and rural (including frontier) areas
  • Low-income
  • Minority
  • Women and children
  • Elderly
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities and those who need chronic care or end-of-life healthcare

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

NIH standard deadlines apply for R18 new, renewal, and resubmission applications.

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Access · Children and youth · Elderly population · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services · Uninsured and underinsured · Women

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