Grant Mechanisms and Descriptions

Grant codes, application types and descriptions.
CodeType of ApplicationDescription
Research Career Development Program
K02Independent Research Scientist Development AwardFor support of a scientist, committed to research, in need of additional research training.
K08Mentored Clinical Scientist Development AwardTo provide the opportunity for promising medical scientists with demonstrated aptitude to develop into independent investigators, or for faculty members to pursue research aspects of categorical areas applicable to the awarding unit, and aid in filling the academic faculty gap in these shortage areas within health profession's institutions of the country.
Research Program Projects and Centers
P01Research Program Project (RFA Only)To contribute (through each project supported) or be directly related to the common theme of the total research effort. These scientifically meritorious projects should demonstrate an essential element of unity and interdependence, i.e., a system of research activities and projects directed toward a well-defined research program goal.
P20Exploratory Grants (RFA Only)To support planning for new programs, expansion or modification of existing resources, and feasibility studies to explore various approaches to the development or interdisciplinary program that offer potential solutions to problems of special significance to the mission of AHRQ. These studies may lead to specialized or comprehensive centers.
Research Projects
R01Research ProjectTo support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.
R03Small Research Project GrantsTo provide research support specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas. Small grants provide flexibility for initiating studies which are generally for preliminary short-term projects and are non-renewable.
R13Conference GrantsTo support recipient sponsored and directed international, national or regional meetings, conferences and workshops.
R18Research Demonstration and Dissemination ProjectsTo provide support designed to develop, test and evaluate health service activities, and to foster the application of existing knowledge for the control of categorical diseases.
R21Exploratory/Development GrantsTo encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects.
R24Resource-related Research ProjectTo support research projects that enhance capabilities to contribute to extramural research of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the development of a translational research capability. As an applicant, you will be solely responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project.
R36Dissertation GrantsTo support health services research (with emphasis placed on methodological and research topics that address the mission of AHRQ) undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate.
Fellowship Programs
F31Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (Minority Program)To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).
F32Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service AwardTo provide postdoctoral research training to individuals to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas.
Training Programs
T32Institutional National Research Service Award (RFA Only)To enable institutions to make National Research Service Awards to individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas.
Cooperative Agreements
U01Research Project/Cooperative Agreements (RFA Only)To support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.
U18Research Demonstration/Cooperative Agreements (RFA Only)To provide support for testing, by means of a research design, the effectiveness of the transfer and application of techniques or interventions derived from a research base for the control of diseases or disorders or for the promotion of health. These are usually cooperative programs between participating principal investigators, institutions, and the sponsoring Institution(s).
Page last reviewed June 2005
Internet Citation: Grant Mechanisms and Descriptions. June 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.