* Receipt Date is March 28, 2014*
Through two Special Emphasis Notices (SENs), AHRQ seeks to fund focused research projects that provide evidence to inform the safe use of health IT. These projects would generate new evidence on safe health IT practices that could be used by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others to inform health IT certification and other forms of policy guidance. These applications are due by March 28, 2014.
Use of the R21 Funding Mechanism
This R21 FOA (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-001.html) will fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health IT improves health care quality. The total costs for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $200,000 in any given year or $300,000 for the entire project period. The project period may not exceed 2 years.
Call For R21 Applications To Address Health IT Safety http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-14-008.html
Use of R01 Funding Mechanism
AHRQ will use its standing R01 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support applications submitted in response to this Notice. This FOA, PA-HS-13-045 can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-045.html. Due to limitations on available grant funds, AHRQ currently limits the total (direct plus indirect) costs for the R01 mechanism to no more than $250,000 per year. The project period for large projects can be up to five years.
Call For R01 Applications To Address Health IT Safety http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-14-007.html