Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention
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Key Dates

Release Date:
January 29, 2021
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
February 15, 2021
First Estimated Application Due Date:
June 01, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 01, 2021
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
October 01, 2021
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Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The National Institutes of Health intends to publish one or more Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to invite applications for research on firearm injury and mortality prevention. Given that violence and suicide have a number of causes, NIH will take a comprehensive approach to studying these underlying causes and evidence-based methods of prevention of injury, including crime prevention.

All applicants will be expected to fulfill requirements around open data, open code, pre-registration of research projects, and open access to research articles. Funded awards will support ideologically and politically unbiased research projects.

Applications are not being solicited at this time, but NIH plans to publish one or more FOAs in February for funding to begin in FY 2021.

Research Initiative Details
Funding Information

NIH is interested in investing up to $12.5M in FY 2021 on this topic, pending available funds.

Estimated Total Funding
Expected Number of Awards
Estimated Award Ceiling


Primary CFDA Numbers

93.242, 93.279, 93.866, 93.865, 93.273, 93.307, 93.213

Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Private Institution of Higher Education
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
County governments
Independent school districts
Regional Organization
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Dara R. Blachman-Demner, Ph.D.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research


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