Research Training Tools and Resources

In this section, you can access appropriate Application materials for each of the AHRQ-supported research education and career development programs. In addition, links are provided to important Forms and Notices, as well as Stipend Levels associated, respectively, with the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Programs (T32), and the Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32) programs.

Applications, Forms and Notices, Stipend Levels

In this section, you can access appropriate Application materials for each of the AHRQ-supported research education and career development programs. In addition, links are provided to important Forms and Notices, as well as Stipend Levels associated, respectively, with the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Programs (T32), and the Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32) programs

 

Applications

Application information for all active AHRQ grant announcements can be obtained by selecting the appropriate links provided below.

Health Services Research Dissertation Awards (R36)

To apply for a Health Services Research Dissertation Award, please refer to the following:

You should follow both the instructions provided in Grants.gov and the "Application Procedures" section of the Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research Program Announcement. In instances in which they differ, the latter set of instructions takes precedence.

Independent Scientist Awards (K02)

To apply for Independent Scientist Awards (ISA):

Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) using the SF424 Research and Related (R and R) forms and the SF424 (R and R) Application Guide. Additional instructions are available in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (Independent Scientist Award (K02)). This links to the following address: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-086.html. In instances in which they differ, the latter set of instructions takes precedence.

If you are a K02 grantee, you can obtain noncompeting continuation applications for your K02 grant at:

Application for Continuation of a Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590—updated August 1, 2003)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01)

To apply for a K01 grant:

Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) using the SF424 Research and Related (R and R) forms and the SF424 (R and R) Application Guide. Additional instructions are available in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)). In instances in which they differ, the latter set of instructions takes precedence.

If you are a K01 grantee, you can obtain noncompeting continuation applications for your K01 grant at :

Application for Continuation of a Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590—updated August 1, 2003)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32)

You can obtain new and noncompeting continuation applications for F32 awards, respectively, at:

Application for an Individual NRSA Fellowship (PHS 416-1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416.htm

Application for an Individual NRSA Fellowship Continuation (PHS 416-9)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416-9/phs416-9.htm

Institutional Training Awards (T32)

To apply for a T32 grant:

Application for Public Health Service Grant (PHS 398-updated August 1, 2003) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

You can find details relevant to application preparation under "Institutional National Research Service Awards," Section V, pages 63-70 of the PHS 398. You will need to address both the instructions contained in PHS 398 and those described under "Application Procedures" in the AHRQ National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant RFA HS-03-001. In instances in which they differ, the latter set of instructions takes precedence.

You can obtain noncompeting continuation applications for the T32 institutional training programs at:

Application for continuation of a Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590—updated August 1, 2003)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08)

To apply for a K08 grant:

Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) using the SF424 Research and Related (R and R) forms and the SF424 (R and R) Application Guide. Additional instructions are available in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)). In instances in which they differ, the latter set of instructions takes precedence.

If you are a K08 grantee, you can obtain noncompeting continuation applications for your K08 grant at:

Application for Continuation of a Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590—updated August 1, 2003)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm

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Forms and Notices

You can access forms and notices associated with institutional program filing of annual financial status reports, as well as student appointment, activation, termination, and payback requirements for the T32 and F32 programs by selecting the appropriate links below. These forms are available in PDF format.

PDF Files require the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, which you can download free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32)

You can obtain new and noncompeting continuation applications for F32 awards, respectively, at:

SF424 (R and R) Application Package and SF 424 (R and R) Individual Fellowship Application Guide
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_Fellowship.doc (Plugin Software Help)
http://grants.gov./applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp

Application for an Individual NRSA Fellowship Continuation (PHS 416-9)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416-9/phs416-9.htm

If you are a student who has been awarded an F32 fellowship, you will need to complete (or have completed for you) activation and termination notices, respectively, upon admission to and completion of your training. These forms can be found at the following sites:

National Research Service Award Research Fellowship Activation Notice (PHS 416-5)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416-5.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

National Research Service Award Termination Notice (PHS 416-7)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416-7.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

In addition, upon termination of your training, you will need to fulfill your "payback" obligations, which can be found in the National Institutes of Health's NRSA Guidelines, and complete the following forms:

National Research Service Award Payback Agreement Form (PHS 6031)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs6031.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

National Research Service Award Annual Payback Activities Certification Form (PHS 6031-1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs6031-1.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

Institutional Training Awards (T32)

There is no currently open solicitation for T32 grants.

You can obtain Financial Status Reports, which need to be completed annually by T32 programs, from the following links:

Financial Status Report Long Form (SF-269)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/fsr_sf269_long.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

Financial Status Report Short Form (SF-269A)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/fsr_sf269a_short.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

If you are a student who has been appointed to a T32 training program, you will need to complete (or have completed for you) appointment and termination notices, respectively, upon admission to and completion of your training. These forms can be found at the following sites:

Statement of Appointment Form (PHS 2271)
http://grants.nih.gov/training/phs2271.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

National Research Service Award Termination Notice (PHS 416-7)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416-7.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

In addition, upon termination of your training, if you are a postdoctoral student, you will need to fulfill your "payback" obligations, which are discussed in the National Institutes of Health's NRSA Guidelines, and complete the following forms:

National Research Service Award Payback Agreement Form (PHS 6031)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs6031.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

National Research Service Award Annual Payback Activities Certification Form (PHS 6031-1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs6031-1.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

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Stipend Levels

If you are interested in obtaining current information on current stipend levels for students appointed to Institutional Training Awards (T32) and Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (F32), you can find it in:

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2012.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html

In addition, an allowance is provided to help offset awardee expenses such as tuition, travel, etc. You can find details on coverage for these costs in the National Institutes of Health's NRSA Guidelines.

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Page last reviewed October 2012
Internet Citation: Research Training Tools and Resources. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/training-grants/tools.html