Funding Opportunities


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (F30).

The purpose of this Award is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training. The total amount to be awarded by participating ICs and the number of F31 fellowships awarded will depend on the quality and scientific merit of the applications received, relevance to the program priorities of the participating NIH Institutes, and the availability of funds.


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)

The intent of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) is to stimulate research within institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH support in the past. This grant will support small scale health-related research projects. With the anticipation of 50 awards being distributed, individuals may request up to $300,000 in funding with a total project lasting no more then three years. Individuals may submit more then one application.

Applications can be submitted starting: August 24, 2009
Applications deadline: September 24, 2009
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2010


AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) 

The 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; and, development of new research technology.

Applications deadline: November 17, 2009

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: within 7 months of submission


Small Grant Program for Conference Support (R13)

AHRQ seeks to support conferences that improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

Types of conference eligible include:

1. Research development - conferences where issues or challenges in the delivery of health services are defined and a research agenda or strategy for studying them is developed.

2. Design and methodology - conferences where methodological and technical issues of major importance in the field of health services research are addressed or new designs and methodologies are developed.

3. Dissemination conferences - where research findings are summarized and communicated broadly to organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to improve the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services.

4. Research Training, Infrastructure and Career Development - conferences where research faculty and students are brought together with users of research to develop, share and disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, approaches or core competencies required to train individuals from multi- and interdisciplinary backgrounds or prepare developing or emerging research institutions to conduct and translate research related to fostering improvements in health care delivery in the US.

Applications deadline: October 21, 2009

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: within 5 months of submission