Grant Application Peer Review Process
Once received, AHRQ grant applications are submitted to the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This page describes important steps in the receipt and referral process.
In accordance to the Public Health Service Act and the federal regulations governing "Scientific Peer Review of Research Grant Applications and Research and Development Contract Proposals" (42 CFR Part 52h), applications submitted to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will be evaluated by AHRQ peer review process to ensure a fair, competent and objective assessment of their scientific and technical merit. The peer review of grant applications involves an assessment conducted by panels of experts established according to scientific disciplines or medical specialty areas.