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AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 16, 2018

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

For peer review:
Kishena Wadhwani, PhD

For financial or grants management questions:


The AHRQ Small Research Grant Program supports different types of health services research projects, including:

  • Pilot and feasibility studies
  • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Small, self-contained research projects
  • Development of research methodology
  • Development of new research technology

Priority areas of focus are:

  • Research to improve healthcare patient safety
  • Harnessing data and technology to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes and to provide a 360-degree view of the patient
  • Research to increase accessibility and affordability of healthcare by examining innovative market approaches to care delivery and financing

Priority populations include:

  • 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:

  • Public nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization
  • Unit of local, state, territory, or special district government
  • Eligible agency of the federal government
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribally designated organization
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000 for a project period not to exceed 2 years.

Application process

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

NIH standard deadlines apply for R03 new, renewal, and resubmission applications.

The earliest submission date is September 17, 2018.

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

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