Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
AHRQ welcomes any area of health services research relevant to AHRQ’s priority areas as a dissertation project topic. AHRQ’s priority areas of focus are:
- Research to improve health care patient safety.
- Harnessing data and technology to improve health care quality and patient outcomes and to provide a 360-degree view of the patient.
- Research to increase accessibility and affordability of health care by examining innovative market approaches to care delivery and financing.
Candidates are encouraged to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations, including: individuals living in inner city or rural (including frontier) areas; low-income and minority groups; women, children, the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including those with disabilities and those who need chronic or end-of-life health care.
Candidates must conduct dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the United States. AHRQ will not accept international health care research projects.
Deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually, beginning August 1, 2018 and ending in May 2023 (letters of intent due 30 days prior to deadline)
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