Notice Number: NOT-HS-14-016
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ
With this Notice, AHRQ announces its continued interest in supporting individual Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) career development awards. AHRQ has two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) currently accepting applications, which can be found at:
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08), PA-13-180
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), PA-13-181
The mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used
The overall goal of the AHRQ PCOR Career Development Program is to build the nation's capacity for comparative clinical effectiveness research.
Improving Health Care Quality by Accelerating Implementation of PCOR
Within the mission, AHRQ seeks research that will help to improve the health and health care of all by accelerating the use of evidence about 'what works, for whom, under what circumstances' into clinical practice and health care policy development. Research should focus on ensuring that patients and their families, health care professionals, and health care policy makers have the information they need in order to make informed health care decisions and are able and empowered to use it.
Specifically, AHRQ areas of PCOR research interest include:
Use of Funding Mechanisms. AHRQ will use its standing PCOR individual career development grant opportunities for K01 and K08 awards as indicated above. To learn more about AHRQ's research training funding announcements, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/fund-opps/index.html.
Timeline Limitations. Career development grants will be funded for a project period of 3 to 5 years.
Application Submission. With this notice, AHRQ is providing information about one of the highest research priorities for grant applications. AHRQ will continue to provide regular updates of research priorities as research budget information becomes available. Grant applications focused on areas identified in this Notice should be submitted on regular research career development receipt dates and will be reviewed by AHRQ's standing study sections. Information about the grant application process, including e-grant applications and the funding mechanisms noted above, can be found at http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/index.html.
Applicants are encouraged to use relevant AHRQ, DHHS, and federal and non-federal public and private data resources to support these research efforts. Examples of such data may be the MEPS, HCUP, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Medicare and Medicaid data resources and other Departmental data resources http://healthdata.gov/.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Kay Anderson, Ph.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Division of Research Education