Grants Process and Application Basics

Grant application process guidance and application basics.

Grant Application Basics

Provides links to guides on how to create grant applications to AHRQ to supporting research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

Application Forms

Grant Application Forms

Application Deadlines & Important Dates

Information about RFA and non-RFA application submission dates.

Grant Mechanisms & Descriptions

Grant codes, application types and descriptions.

Application Receipt & Review

Grant applications submitted to AHRQ are evaluated by the AHRQ peer review process to ensure a fair, competent and objective assessment of their scientific and technical merit.

Study Sections for Scientific Peer Review

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has one chartered Health Services Research Initial Review Group (IRG) responsible for the peer review of grant applications submitted for study section review. This IRG is comprised of subcommittees or study sections, each with a particular emphasis around which peer reviewer expertise is assembled.

Award Process

Description of the process through which AHRQ funding decisions are made.

Internet Citation: Grants Process and Application Basics. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.