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Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.136
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2020
Application: May 5, 2020

Scientific/research contact:
Marcienne Wright, PhD

Peer review contact:
Mikel Walters, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Mary Pat Shanahan


This opportunity provides grants for research to understand and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime, including mass shooting incidents, other firearm homicides/assaults, firearm suicides/self-harm, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, and firearm-related crime. The program goal is to support research to help inform the development of innovative and promising opportunities to enhance safety and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime, and to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising strategies to keep individuals, families, schools, and communities safe from firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime. One of the program priorities is firearm suicides in rural areas.


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
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $650,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $24,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Mikel Walters, PhD by March 16, 2020.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Research methods and resources · Suicide and suicide prevention

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