AHIMA Dissertation Assistance Award

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Type Scholarship
Amount $5k - 10k
Duration 1 YearThere are typically two deadlines per year. 2009 deadlines are April 25th and October 31st.


The Dissertation Assistance Award program supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate in areas relevant to health information management (HIM).

Guidelines and Eligibility

To qualify for an award under this program the student (principal investigator) must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program in an area related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, and so forth) and must be an active, associate, or student member of AHIMA. All requirements for the doctoral degree, other than the dissertation, must be completed by the award date.

Each recipient shall be limited to one funded grant per year. Ordinarily, the scope of the proposal shall be such that it can be completed within 18 months from the date of funding. There are no minimum or maximum grant request expectations, but the range of grants historically has been between $5,000 and $10,000. Submissions that address one or more of the AHIMA research priorities will receive priority consideration for funding.

More Information


Foundation of Research and Education (FORE)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
FORE Dissertation Assistance Awards, Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Phone: 312-233-1100
Email: fore@ahima.org