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Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.242
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 10, 2020
Application: Feb 10, 2020

Scientific/research contact:
Adam Haim, PhD

Peer review contact:
Nick Gaiano, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Tamara Kees


This program provides research grants to link data from healthcare system records to mortality data to get an accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among individuals seen in structured healthcare settings.

Areas of interest include:

  • Among the largest public data sources, seek proximal as well as longer term precursors of mortality outcomes among various cohorts
  • Examine mortality-linked CMS and HCUP data at both the state and national level to track state and federal quality improvement progress in reducing suicide burden
  • Facilitate linkage of private/commercial insurance healthcare data with mortality outcomes to enable research on patterns and predictors of suicide and other mortality in this population
  • Examine precursors and their association to suicide and other mortality outcomes to probe whether targeting particular precursors would reduce suicide as well as other types of mortality
  • Explore suicide risk factors and mortality within specific health disparity populations
  • Examine patterns of suicide risk and mortality related to the intersection of multiple health disparity populations (such as, mortality in rural versus urban African Americans, race/ethnicity and sexual/gender minority status)
  • Identify protective factors related to lower suicide mortality in particular health disparity populations, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans
  • Develop and test methods to generate more accurate estimates of probable suicide mortality for causes of death that are more prevalent in certain health disparity populations

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 4-6
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

While not required, it is suggested that applicants email a letter of intent to by January 10, 2020.

Tagged as
Asian · Black or African American · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Mortality · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Rural-urban differences · Suicide and suicide prevention

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