The proposed Principal Investigator may request support only for the amount of time necessary to complete the dissertation. A dissertation research grant usually is awarded for a period of 12 months or less, but may be awarded for up to 17 months. For the purpose of calculating indirect costs, dissertation research grants are considered to be training grants. Therefore, in accordance with PHS policy, indirect costs, payable only when the applicant is an institution, are limited to eight percent of total allowable direct costs exclusive of tuition and related fees and expenditures for equipment, or at the institution's actual indirect cost rate.
Applications are accepted from students seeking a doctorate in disciplines relevant to health services research. Total direct costs, under this announcement, must not exceed 30,000 for the entire project period. This announcement supersedes \"Grants for Health Services Dissertation, research HS-95-002, published in the NIH Guide, August 19, 1994. Keywords: Health Services Delivery 0730021, health Care Economics, agency for Health Care Policy and Research, application Receipt Dates: May 1 and November 15 annually. Purpose, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (ahcpr) was established to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to these services. Usually awards are announced three months after receipt of the application. Prior to submission of the application, the dissertation proposal must be approved by the dissertation faculty committee and certified by the faculty advisor. Students seeking a doctorate in any relevant research discipline are eligible. Special requirements Allowable Costs Expenses allowed under the ahcpr Health Services Dissertation Research program follow the guidelines described in the Application for a Public Health Service (PHS) Grant.