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May 23, 2018

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Research Funding Opportunities Through AHRQ

A recent webinar, “AHRQ FY18 Grant Cycle Research Funding Opportunities” hosted jointly by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides prospective AHRQ grantees with important information about requirements and recommendations for a strong R01 application. The webinar is presented by James I. Cleeman, MD, Senior Medical Officer and Director of the Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), and Melissa Miller, MD, MS, Medical Officer in the Division of HAIs, from the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at AHRQ. Specifically, the webinar provides:

• An overview of AHRQ's Patient Safety Research Program and the process for its targeted grant funding announcements, application cycles and their relationship to due dates, review and council dates, and earliest possible start dates;
• A description of active program announcements and requests for applications related to the prevention and control of HAIs to develop improved methods for preventing HAIs and to develop effective implementation strategies for HAI prevention in all health care settings;
• An outline of AHRQ’s HAI research portfolio and a discussion about the types of studies the agency is interested in funding, such as research in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, promoting appropriate antibiotic use, and reducing the transmission of resistant bacteria.

To access the webinar, follow these instructions:

1. Go to: https://learningce.shea-online.org/
2. Click Log In, in the upper right-hand corner
• Members: Use SHEA email and password to log in
• Non-members: Click Register New User. Enter a valid email address. Fill in information fields then click Register New User. A verification email will be sent to your provided email address with directions to set your password
3. Once logged in, click on the COURSES menu tab, or hover over the COURSES tab and then click on COURSE CATALOG
4. You can refine your search in the Course Catalog by clicking the Webinar recorded check-box on the left-hand menu
5. Scroll through the list of available courses until you find- AHRQ FY18 GRANT CYCLE RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
6. Click the Overview tab for a summary of the webinar and the learning objectives
7. Click TAKE COURSE
8. Use the left-hand menu to view the webinar

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