AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research Funding Opportunities

Notices of Funding Opportunities

These funding opportunities are designed to fund digital healthcare research that fills gaps in the field. Highlights of these opportunities are provided below. For further information, please consult the specific announcement.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-164.html) invites applications that propose research projects that test promising digital healthcare interventions aimed at improving quality of care and healthcare services delivery at the point of care.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-795.html) solicits Large Research (R01) Project applications that focus on AHRQ's mission and/or any aspect of its specific priority areas.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-794.html) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications, and expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. A notice of clarification was issued on September 17, 2018.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-793.html) invites Large Research Demonstration and Dissemination (R18) Project applications that focus on AHRQ's mission and/or any aspect of its specific priority areas.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-453.html) is intended for supporting conferences that help to further its mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. A sample small conference grant application can be found on the AHRQ Web site.

Special Emphasis Notices

This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) (Special Emphasis Notice: AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Improve Healthcare for Persons Living with Disabilities) informs the research community of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) strong and continued interest in receiving health services research grant applications that advance the Nation’s goal of improving health outcomes for persons living with disabilities through enhanced or innovative care.

This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) (Special Emphasis Notice: AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Digital Healthcare Safety) informs the research community of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) interest in funding applications that will conduct research on safe digital healthcare practices specifically related to the design, implementation, usability, and safe use of digital healthcare by all users, including patients.

This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) (Special Emphasis Notice: AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Advance Health and Healthcare Equity) informs the research community of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) strong and continued interest in receiving applications that advance the goal of achieving equity in healthcare delivery in the United States. AHRQ is committed to supporting healthcare delivery systems and health professionals in their efforts to transform care to be more equitable by producing evidence and supporting the development and testing of measures, interventions, and tools to ensure every person has the opportunity to attain their full potential for health and well-being.

Useful Links

Notice of Intent

  • AHRQ intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Examining the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Healthcare Safety (R18). See: NOT-HS-24-014
  • AHRQ intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Implementing and Evaluating Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Strategies in a Real-World Settings (U18). See: NOT-HS-24-009