Research Training and Education

AHRQ-Sponsored Training Opportunities

AHRQ provides an array of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral educational and career development grants and opportunities in health services research training. Research Training and Career Development activities are administered by the Division of Research Education in the Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP).

Training Programs
for Individuals
Investigator Stage
Predoctoral Postdoctoral Early Career

Health Services Research Dissertation Awards (R36)


AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (F32)

AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Health Services Research Training Program (T32) X X  

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)


Announcements and Notices

Special Emphasis Notices

AHRQ is interested in receipt of applications in the following areas:

Please visit AHRQ Policy Notices to learn about current and changing grant policies and procedures.

Additional Resources

Health services research training program information

Staff Contacts

For general program information or technical assistance on proposed projects, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below. It is always helpful to include a brief (not to exceed one page) project summary and specific aims of your proposed study/project along with your questions.

Harry Kwon, Ph.D., M.P.H., MCHES, Division Director
Program Area: General program information
Phone and Email:
(301) 427-1529

Shelley Benjamin, M.S.W.
Program Area:
National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral fellowship (F32) program and institutional training programs (T32)
Phone and Email:
(301) 427-1528

Gregory Stuppard, M.S.
Program Area:
Health Services Research Dissertation program (R36)
Phone and Email:
(301) 427-1391

Tamara Willis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Area:
Mentored clinical scientist development program (K08) and the mentored Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) career development programs (K01 and K08)
Phone and Email:
(301) 427-1011

Page last reviewed October 2015
Internet Citation: Research Training and Education. October 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.