AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
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:
- Women and children
- Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities and those who need chronic care or end-of-life healthcare
On August 2, 2018, AHRQ released a Special Emphasis Notice stating that the agency is interested in health services research to improve pain management, opioid abuse prevention, opioid abuse treatment and recovery, and overdose prevention and treatment. Focus areas include:
- Evaluating state, local, and health system policy efforts to address the opioid crisis
- Developing and evaluating interventions to prevent progression to opioid use disorders in people who are misusing or have experimented with opioids
- Understanding and addressing the rapid increase in opioid-related hospitalizations among older adults
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
Up to $100,000 for a project period not to exceed 2 years.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
NIH standard deadlines apply for R03 new, renewal, and resubmission applications.
Applicants responding to the Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) should clearly state in the cover letter and project summary of their grant application that they are responding to the SEN by including the title and number of the SEN (NOT-HS-18-015). Applications responding to the SEN should be submitted on regular application receipt dates identified in the respective Funding Opportunity Announcement.
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