NIH Important Notice – AHRQ Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy

Dear Colleagues:

The NIH Guide Notice below provides important information for faculty, researchers and administrators. Please disseminate this information as appropriate. Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the appropriate Contract and Grant Officer in Sponsored Projects.


  • AHRQ Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The purpose of this notice is to announce AHRQ’s acceptance of Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) in appropriate research grant applications. This policy is effective with new applications submitted on or after October 1, 2016.

The multiple-PD/PI model supplements, and does not replace, the single-PD/PI model, and allows applicants and their institutions to identify more than one PD/PI on a single grant application. The goal is to encourage collaboration among equals when that is the most appropriate way to address a scientific problem.

Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

5171 California Avenue, Suite 150

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094



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