The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides support to 28 U.S. academic institutions through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant program that offer advanced training to students with a strong interest in careers in health services research.
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AHRQ provides support through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant program to institutions to develop health services research training opportunities. These institutions in turn provide stipends and partial tuition coverage for predoctoral and postdoctoral students for periods of 1 to 5 years.
Curriculum requirements, educational approaches, content specialization, and length of support may vary by institution.
All programs combine a mix of coursework with topical and career-development seminars, mentoring, and hands-on research experience.
NRSA Program Eligibility
Specific institutional requirements vary, but minimal requirements include the following:
Applicants for National Research Service Award fellowships must, at the time of award, be citizens of the United States, non-citizen nationals, or non-citizens who have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or I-151 or other legal verification of such status. Individuals on temporary or student visas are ineligible.
Predoctoral Students must have earned a baccalaureate degree.
Postdoctoral Students must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., D.Pharm., or equivalent doctoral degree. Support is not provided for education leading to an M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., or equivalent health professional degree for residency training.
How to Apply
For complete information, contact the institution directly.
Details on characteristics of the programs and their individual self-identified areas of research interest are included, along with contact information for each program and links to the institution's own Web site. Select from the map or list below.
1. University of Alabama at Birmingham (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
2. Brandeis University (predoctoral)
3. Brown University (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
4. University of California at Los Angeles/RAND (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
5. Case School of Medicine (predoctoral)
6. University of Chicago (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
7. Weill Cornell Medical College (postdoctoral)
8. Duke University (postdoctoral)
9. Harvard University (predoctoral)
10. Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship (postdoctoral)
11. Indiana University (postdoctoral)
12. Johns Hopkins University (predoctoral)
13. Johns Hopkins University (postdoctoral)
14. University of Michigan (predoctoral)
15. University of Minnesota (predoctoral)
16. Tufts-New England Medical Center (postdoctoral)
17. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
18. Northwestern University (postdoctoral)
19. Oregon Health & Science University, (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
20. University of Pennsylvania (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
21. University of Pittsburgh (postdoctoral)
22. University of Rochester (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
23. Stanford University (postdoctoral)
24. University of Texas Health Science Center (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
25. Vanderbilt University (postdoctoral)
26. University of Washington (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
27. University of Wisconsin (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
28. Yale University (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
Current as of August 2009
Institutional Health Services Research Training Programs (T32s). August 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/training/T32.htm