For Section 4.7, applicants need to complete Section A. The Senior/Key Person is the applicant (the person completing the dissertation). Since no other personnel are eligible to receive financial support through the dissertation grant, Section B does not need to be completed.
Allowable Costs:Total allowable direct costs include: stipend/salary compensation up to the current fiscal year NRSA predoctoral stipend level (in FY 2006 this is $20,772, see ), and up to $15,000 for other expenses, including travel to one scientific meeting. Total direct costs may not exceed $35,000. The additional amount may be used to cover health insurance for self and family members, as well as research costs of the dissertation. Travel costs included as part of additional expenses may not exceed $1,500. General purpose equipment items, such as personal computers, need to be separately listed and estimated under equipment costs (even if costing less than $5,000). The applicant must provide justification for each budget item requested in the detailed budget section for the total period of support being requested. Computer-related purchases need to be fully justified as not being readily available to the student for the conduct of the research.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 has been revised to provide access to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) under some circumstances. Data that are (1) first produced in a project that is supported in whole or in part with Federal funds and (2) cited publicly and officially by a Federal agency in support of an action that has the force and effect of law (i.e., a regulation) may be accessed through FOIA. If no Federal act is taken, having the force and effect of law, in reliance upon an AHRQ-supported research project, the underlying data are not subject to this disclosure requirement. Furthermore, even if a Federal regulation action is taken in reliance on AHRQ-supported data under FOIA, 5 USC 552(b), disclosure of statutorily protected confidential identifiable data from such study is exempted from disclosure under "the (b) (3) exemption." It is important for applicants to understand the scope of this requirement and its limited potential impact on data collected with AHRQ support. Proprietary data might also be exempted from FOIA disclosure requirements under "the (b) (4) exemption", for example, if it constituted trade secrets or commercial information collected. NIH has provided general related guidance at which does not include discussion of the exception applicable to confidential identifiable data collected under AHRQ's authorities.
The dissertation award terminates once the requirements for the doctoral degree are met. Should the award terminate before the reflected project period end date, submit to the AHRQ a letter, counter-signed by an administrative official, indicating the expected end date. Unexpended funds are to be reported on the financial status report (FSR) and returned to the AHRQ within 90 days of the expiration date.
All of the information included in a paper NGA is included in an E-NGA. AHRQ strongly encourages grantees to take the steps necessary to establish a generic and stable e-mail address to allow the receipt of E-NGAs. Detailed instructions to obtain E-NGAs may be found at .
The Agencyfor Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces its continued interest in thehealth services research dissertation grant program (R36). This programsupports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for adoctorate. The AHRQ dissertation award supports dissertation research costs forstudents in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories or possessions). Dissertation applications must focus on methodological and research topics that address the mission and research interests of AHRQ noted below.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will use the dissertation grant (R36) award mechanism. The total direct costs awarded under this FOA for dissertations must not exceed $35,000 for the entire project period, which should be a minimum of nine months and not to exceed 17 months in duration. The proposed grant start date should not be sooner than five months after the submission deadline.
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For many undergraduate degree students, a significant element of final year study is an independent learning project. According to Todd et al (2004) while these projects may vary greatly in scope and nature (e.g. a large-scale written assignment such as a dissertation or extended essay; the design and production of some type of artefact) most share a number of key characteristics.
While grant awards are made to institutions rather than individuals, this FOA and its instructions are written to potential applicants to inform them of this funding opportunity and facilitate the submission of grant applications. For the purpose of this FOA, AHRQ will make grants only to domestic non-profit organizations. Applicants may apply for this award provided that:
Ultimately you will be drawing together issues of theory, method and methodology and bringing them to bear on your chosen topic. Those dissertations that can best accomplish this integration or even synthesis are often the most conceptually and methodologically accomplished pieces of work.
The way in which this type of assessment is organised will vary from institution to institution and course to course. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the particular arrangements for your degree. Look for a module handbook which sets out these requirements and how you are allocated a dissertation tutor or supervisor. Your supervisor and any handbooks that are produced are excellent sources of information and support and will help you understand how the dissertation process works.
The following checklist will start you on the dissertation journey, start planning and also clarify what is expected of you
Literature review is an abstract of the published and accessible information pertaining to your culture dissertation topic. The information you select to review and analyse should come from trustworthy and authentic sources. It is important since it makes you aware of the conducted research and helps you stay focused to find out new angles to look at your own culture dissertation.