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Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R01 and R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 30, 2021
Application: Apr 30, 2021

Contacts by research topic are available in the application instructions.


This program provides grants for research on the underlying causes and evidence-based methods of prevention of firearm injury, including crime prevention.

A focus is on populations at risk for victimization and/or perpetration, such as health disparity populations and other populations that are disproportionately impacted by firearm injury and mortality, including:

  • People with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments
  • People with mental and behavioral health comorbid conditions
  • Pregnant and post-partum women
  • Justice system involved individuals
  • Veterans and members of the military
  • Blacks/African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations
  • Underserved rural populations
  • Sexual and gender minorities

Priority research topics include but are not limited to:

  • Developing, testing, or validating innovative tools and technologies to screen and/or monitor firearm violence risk and mechanisms
  • Applying advanced predictive analytic approaches in situations for which these approaches can best inform risk identification, and informed by an understanding of the limits of these approaches
  • Developing and testing models addressing the spread of firearm violence
  • Develop, validate, and study implementation procedures, particularly for healthcare systems to determine who should be screened and how to screen accurately and efficiently for risk of firearm injury and mortality
  • Improve understanding of developmental, situational, structural and contextual factors associated with firearm injury and mortality that extends individual risk assessment to include factors related to the specific incident as well as other potential contextual influences
  • Develop and/or evaluate innovative and culturally competent interventions delivered online, in healthcare, and/or community settings to prevent injury and mortality and revictimization/repeat injury or retaliatory firearm violence among those at risk
  • Improve understanding and promotion of potential protective factors at the individual, family, community and structural levels that could be enhanced to reduce the negative effects of risk exposure
  • Conduct implementation research with existing evidence-based interventions to assess barriers at multiple levels; improve fidelity, adherence, adoption and scale-up of these programs; and rigorously test strategies for implementing evidence-based interventions with fidelity and potential for sustainability
  • Apply precision health and personalized medicine strategies to public health questions that determine for whom various firearm injury and mortality prevention programs are likely to be most effective
  • Assess the impact of combining public health and criminal justice approaches to reduce firearm injury and mortality

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
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

R01 application budgets are limited to $500,000 in direct costs per year with a 3 year project period.

For the R21 phase, the combined budget for direct costs for a 2 year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

For the R33 phase, application budgets must remain under $500,000 in annual direct costs for a 3 year project period.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Tasmeen Weik by March 30, 2021.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Mortality · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Public health · Research methods and resources · Suicide and suicide prevention · Veterans · Women

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