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Research Grants to Inform Firearm-Related Violence and Injury Prevention Strategies (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:
Manal Ali


This opportunity will provide grants for research to inform the development or improvement of prevention programs, policies, or practices that have the potential to substantially reduce firearm-related violence, injuries, death, or crime within populations or settings experiencing elevated risk.

Research examples include:

  • Enhance understanding of the underlying factors influencing recent increases in firearm mortality rates and widening racial/ethnic and other disparities to inform prevention efforts
  • Improve understanding of the scope of and motivations for gun ownership, possession, acquisition, storage, and use, including defensive gun use among youth and adults, and how these motivations and behaviors are distributed across populations and communities at greatest risk for perpetration and victimization to inform prevention strategies
  • Identify modifiable risk and protective factors for firearm-related perpetration and victimization in particularly vulnerable populations (such as children, youth, active-duty military/Veterans, rural/tribal populations, persons at risk for experiencing intimate partner violence, and persons at risk of harming themselves or others) to inform prevention strategies

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: 9
Estimated total program funding: $9,000,000

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.

Applicant conference call
December 12, 2022
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Passcode: 23198543#

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

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