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Research Training

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational and career development grants and opportunities in health services research. In addition, the Agency supports the development of health services research infrastructure in emerging centers of excellence and works with Federal and academic partners to develop innovative curricula and educational models. The following is a list of training programs and support mechanisms with a brief description of each and further resources where available. Select Application Deadline Dates (select for text version, table version) for programs of interest.

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Intramural Opportunities
arrow Summer Intern Program
   Short-term summer internships for undergraduate and graduate-
   level students
arrow Kerr White Visiting Scholars Program
   Intramural opportunities for junior, mid-career level, and senior

Grant Programs

Institutional-level Grants
arrow Research Infrastructure Development Initiatives
   Grants designed to support the planning and development of
   health services research in traditionally minority-serving institutions
   (M-RISP-R24) and institutions in states which do not receive
   significant health services research funding (BRIC-R24).

arrow Institutional Training Awards (T32)
   National Research Service Award (NRSA) grants to institutions
   for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. Individuals interested in
   obtaining pre- and or postdoctoral research training in HSR apply
   directly to specific programs of interest to them.

arrow Institutional Training Innovation Incentive Awards (R25)
   Provides support for the design and implementation of new
   models of health services research training.

Individual-level Grants
arrow Pre-doctoral—Health Services Research Dissertation Awards (R36)
   Dissertation grants for doctoral candidates.
arrow Pre-doctoral—Fellowship Awards For Minority Students (F31)
   Designed to enhance racial and ethnic diversity in the health
   services research sciences.

arrow Post-doctoral—Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32)
   Available to applicants who have completed their clinical or
   research doctoral degrees.

arrow Career Development—Independent Scientist Awards (KO2)
   Career development support for promising new investigators.
arrow Career Development—Mentored Clinical Scientist Development
   Awards (K08)
   Health services research career preparation support for out-
   standing clinicians.

Questions & Answers
Health Services Research Dissertation Awards (R36)
Administration of AHRQ National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32s)

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Recently Funded Career Development Award Grants
Recently-Funded Dissertation Grants

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Fiscal Years 1986-2003

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