AHRQ Conference Grant Program (R13)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces its interest in supporting conferences through the AHRQ Single Year and Multiple Year Conference Grant Programs (R13).  AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used (http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/policies/foaguidance/index.html.

The types of conferences eligible for support include:

1) Research Development - conferences where issues or challenges in the practice and delivery of health care are defined and a research agenda or strategy for studying them is developed;

2) Research 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 and implementation - conferences where research findings and evidence-based information and tools are summarized, communicated and used by 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; and/or,

4) Research training, infrastructure and career development - conferences where faculty, trainees and students are brought together with stakeholders to develop, share or disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, or training competencies.  These types of conferences are not for the training of individuals in health services research.

The applicant must clearly identify which type of conference is being proposed.

AHRQ is especially interested in supporting conferences that demonstrate strategies that include plans for disseminating complementary conference materials and products beyond the participants attending the event.  Regionally-based conferences are acceptable with the expectation that plans will be developed for national dissemination.  Such strategies might include, but are not limited to, submitting articles for publication, posting information on a website, and seeking formal opportunities to discuss conference information with others. 

Application Due Date(s):  February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually, beginning February 1, 2017

PA-16-453 Expiration Date: November 2, 2021

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Amount Description

Direct costs for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $50,000 annually. Facilities and administrative (F&A) costs (indirect costs) are not allowed on grants in support of conferences. 

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 1, 2020