The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announces its continued interest in supporting conferences through its Large or Recurring Grant Program for Conference Support.
AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to improve the quality, safety,
efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
The types of conferences eligible for support include:
1) Research development - conferences where issues or challenges in the practice and delivery of health care are defined and a research agenda or strategy for studying them is developed; 2) Research design and methodology - conferences where methodological and technical issues of major importance to the field of health services research are addressed or new designs and methodologies are developed; 3) Dissemination and implementation - conferences where research findings and evidence-based information and tools are summarized, communicated and used by organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to improve the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services; and/or, 4) Research training, infrastructure and career development -conferences where faculty, trainees and students are brought together with stakeholders to develop, share or disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, or training competencies.
AHRQ is especially interested in supporting conferences that include plans for disseminating complimentary conference materials and products beyond the participants attending the event.
Such strategies might include, but are not limited to, submitting articles for publication, posting information on a Web site, and seeking formal opportunities to discuss conference information with others.
Mechanism of Support.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will use the conference grant (R13) award mechanism.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
Because the nature and scope of the proposed conference will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
Although the financial plans of AHRQ provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications