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AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 16, 2017

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

For peer review:
Kishena Wadhwani

For financial or grants management questions:
Brian Campbell


The AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) 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

Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population, along with inner city, low-income groups, minority populations, and individuals with special healthcare needs.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Public or non-profit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization
  • Unit of local or state government
  • Eligible agency of the federal government
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribally-designated organization
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000

Application process

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

Standard NIH application due dates for the R03 activity code apply to this funding opportunity. Be aware that there are different deadlines for new, renewal, and resubmission applications.

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Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Dementia · Depression · Diabetes · Elderly population · HIV and AIDS · Health conditions · Minorities · Obesity and weight control · People with disabilities · Research methods and resources · Substance abuse · Women

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