AHRQ Support for Dissertation Research Grants (R36): Transition to the SF424 (R&R) Form and Electronic Submission through Grants.gov

Notice Number: NOT-HS-06-022

Key Dates
Release Date: December 12, 2005

Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (http://www.ahrq.gov/)

The purpose of this notice is to provide information on the requirement for grant applicants seeking Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) support for Dissertation Research Grants (R36) to submit their applications online to AHRQ through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/) using the SF424 Research and Related (R&R) application. AHRQ announced its initial Agency transition plans in https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-06-003.html.

AHRQ continues to recognize the value of supporting health services research dissertation grants that contribute to the Agency's mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ expects the AHRQ Dissertation Research Grant Program (R36) funding opportunity announcement to be available in Grants.gov "Apply" soon, and a revision to the current announcement (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-039.html) will be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in the near future.

Beginning in 2006, new submission dates will be in effect for dissertation applications. Submission dates will be April 10, August 10, and December 10 annually. The first application submission date for 2006 will be April 10, 2006 .

Applicants are encouraged to prepare themselves now to participate in electronic submission through Grants.gov .

A one-time registration is required for institutions at both:

Principal Investigators should work with their institutions to make sure they are registered in the NIH Commons.

More detail about Preparing for Electronic Submission can be found at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/preparing.htm.

Please direct questions regarding Grants.gov registration to the Grants.gov Contact Center at phone: 1-800-518-4726. Contact Center hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Please direct questions regarding the Commons registration process to the NIH eRA Service Desk at phone: 301-402-7469/866-504-9552 (Toll Free); 301-451-5939 (TTY) business hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Updates on the status of the transition to electronic submission and the new form set will be posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and on the NIH eRA Electronic Receipt of Applications Web site.


Dissertation Research Grant Program inquiries should be directed to:

Brenda Harding, MA
Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road
Rockville , MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1527
Fax: (301) 427-1562
E-mail: bharding@AHRQ.gov

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