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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational and career development grants and opportunities in health services research. In addition, the Agency supports the development of health services research infrastructure in emerging centers of excellence and works with Federal and academic partners to develop innovative curricula and educational models. The following is a list of training programs and support mechanisms with a brief description of each and further resources where available.

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Committed to continuous quality improvement, AHRQ welcomes your feedback on our Research Training Program.  We are seeking suggestions for this Web site as well as input on current or new programmatic initiatives.  If you would like to see additional information on our site or suggest any changes regarding its layout, please let us know.   Also, if you would like to provide feedback on the program initiatives we currently sponsor, or suggestions for new programs we might consider sponsoring in the future, we welcome your feedback.  You may direct any of your comments to our general training E-mail:  We look forward to hearing from you.

Intramural Opportunities

Kerr White Visiting Scholars Program
Intramural opportunities for junior, mid-career level, and senior researchers.

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Grant Programs

Institutional-level Grants

Research Infrastructure Development Initiatives
Grants designed to support the planning and development of health services research in traditionally minority-serving institutions (M-RISP-R24) and institutions in states which do not receive significant health services research funding (BRIC-R24).

Institutional Training Awards (T32)
National Research Service Award (NRSA) grants to institutions for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. Individuals interested in obtaining pre- and or postdoctoral research training in HSR apply directly to specific programs of interest to them.

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Individual-level Grants

Pre-doctoral — Health Services Research Dissertation Awards (R36)
Dissertation grants for doctoral candidates.
Pre-doctoral — Fellowship Awards To Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (F31)
Designed to enhance diversity in the health services research sciences.
Notice: Revision of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards.
Post-doctoral — Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32)
Available to applicants who have completed their clinical or research doctoral degrees.
Career Development — Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Career Development — Independent Scientist Awards (KO2)
Career development support for promising new investigators.
Career Development — Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08)
Health services research career preparation support for outstanding clinicians.

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