September 23, 2016

AHRQ Accepting Multiple-PI Proposals Effective October 1

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will be accepting Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) in appropriate research grant applications, effective with new applications submitted on or after October 1, 2016.

From AHRQ Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy (NOT-HS-16-018):
The multiple-PD/PI option is extended to AHRQ research grant applications submitted electronically through using the SF424 R&R application package. The multiple-PD/PI option will be accepted for applications submitted to current AHRQ research Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). The multiple-PD/PI option does not apply to R13 conference grant applications. If the multiple-PD/PI model is not allowed, the FOA will state that “Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) are not permitted.” under Section III, Eligible Individuals.
The announcement also includes guidance on making changes when submitting non-competing applications:
  • Change from an active single-PD/PI to a multiple-PD/PI award, or changes in the number or makeup of multiple-PD/PIs
  • Change from an active multiple-PD/PI to a single-PD/PI award