Several of the steps of the registration process could take four weeks or more. Therefore, applicants should immediately check with their business official to determine whether their organization/institution is already registered in both and the . The CDC will accept electronic applications only from organizations that have completed all necessary registrations.
Line item 8, check if the application is new (first time submitted to AHRQ) or a resubmission (an application which has been previously submitted to the AHRQ but was not funded and is being resubmitted for new consideration). NOTE: AHRQ will only accept one resubmission for dissertation applications.
In keeping with the Agency's efforts to translate the results of AHRQ-funded research into practice and policy, grantees are to inform the AHRQ Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer (OCKT) when articles from their AHRQ supported activities are accepted for publication in the professional literature. Grantees should also discuss any ideas about other dissemination and marketing efforts with OCKT staff. The goal is to ensure that efforts to disseminate research findings are coordinated with other Agency activities to maximize awareness and application of the research by potential users, including clinicians, patients, health care systems and purchasers and policymakers. This is critical when outreach to the general and trade press is involved. Contact with the media will take place in close coordination with OCKT and the press offices of the grantee's institutions. In cases when products are created (such as annual or final reports, Web-based tools, CD-ROMs), grantees will be asked to submit to OCKT a brief plan describing how the product will be publicized. An OCKT staff person will be assigned to each product and will coordinate the implementation of the plan, especially issues related to printing and electronic dissemination, and outreach to the media.
The Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (See ) reauthorized the Agency and directed AHRQ, in carrying out its mission, to conduct and support research and evaluations, and to support demonstration projects, with respect to the delivery of health care in inner-city and rural areas (including frontier areas); and health care for priority populations, which include low income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care. To implement this statutory mandate, AHRQ published a Notice in the NIH Guide on February 28, 2003, establishing a new Agency policy on the Inclusion of Priority Populations in health services research (see ). Applicants under this FOA should address the requirements of including priority populations as specified in the Notice.
All applicants must include a plan for sharing research data in their application. The data sharing policy is available at . All investigators responding to this funding opportunity should include a description of how final research data will be shared, or explain why data sharing is not possible.
The reasonableness of the data sharing plan or the rationale for not sharing research data will be assessed by the reviewers. However, reviewers will not factor the proposed data sharing plan into the determination of scientific merit or the priority score.
A rationale statement describes briefly about your research, i.e., what it entails, the reason for choosing the topic and the problem you will be solving.
A rationale is an explanation of reasons and principles; therefore, proper care should be observed when writing the statement to ensure the significance of your study comes out clearly.
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of the Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs) provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed one year and may be extended without additional funds for up to 12 months. Grants to support dissertation research will provide no more than $35,000 in direct costs per year.
To download an Application Package and Application Guide for completing the SF424 (R&R) forms for this FOA, link to and follow the directions provided on that Web site.
A one-time registration is required for institutions/organizations at both:
These projects are authorized by 42 U.S.C. 299a, which provides that AHRQ shall conduct and support research, support demonstration projects, and disseminate information on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness, and value of health care services.
These awards support research activities related to preparation of a dissertation and do not support study leading to the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or similar professional degrees unless they are part of a combined degree program.
Note that if a PD/PI is also an NIH peer-reviewer with an Individual DUNS and CCR registration, that particular DUNS number and CCR registration are for the individual reviewer only. These are different than any DUNS number and CCR registration used by an applicant organization. Individual DUNS and CCR registration should be used only for the purposes of personal reimbursement and should not be used on any grant applications submitted to the Federal Government.
Several of the steps of the registration process could take two weeks or more. Therefore, applicants should immediately check with their business official to determine whether their institution is already registered in both and the . The NIH will accept electronic applications only from organizations that have completed all necessary registrations.