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Research Grants to Rigorously Evaluate Innovative and Promising Strategies 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): Dec 20, 2022
Application: Feb 16, 2023

Scientific/research contact:
Celeste Sanders, PhD

Peer review contact:
Aisha Wilkes, MPH

Financial and grants management contact:
Angie Willard


This opportunity will provide grants for investigator-initiated research to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising strategies to prevent all forms of firearm-related violence and injuries.

Research examples include:

  • Effective strategies to prevent interpersonal and suicide/self-directed acts of firearm violence, mass shooting incidents, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, and crime
  • Effective strategies for different population groups (such as children, youth, active-duty military/veterans, rural/tribal, and those at risk of harming themselves or others)
  • Effective strategies for different settings (such as rural/urban, school, neighborhood, and community) that can be leveraged to prevent firearm-related injuries and crime
  • Effective strategies addressing a range of individual, peer/family, community and societal risk and protective factors, including strategies that address social and structural conditions that contribute to racial/ethnic inequities in risk for firearm violence

Funding Option A will support research projects that rely on existing data and do not support implementation of prevention activities.

Funding Option B will support research projects that require support for new data collection activities and/or the implementation of prevention activities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Federally recognized and other than federally recognized native American tribal governments
  • Public housing authorities
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations
  • Small businesses
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling:

  • Funding Option A - $350,000 per year
  • Funding Option B - $650,000 per year

Project period:

  • Funding Option A - 2 years
  • Funding Option B - 3 years

Estimated number of awards: 12
Estimated total program funding: $15,000,000

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 Aisha Wilkes, MPH by December 20, 2022.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Evaluation methods and resources · Injuries · Public health · Research methods and resources · Suicide and suicide prevention

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