Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research on Community Level Interventions to Prevent Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality
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Key Dates

Release Date:
November 30, 2021
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
January 27, 2022
First Estimated Application Due Date:
April 22, 2022
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 01, 2022
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
October 01, 2022
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Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to publish one or more Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to invite applications for community and community organizational level interventions to prevent firearm and related violence, injury and mortality. Applications will be encouraged to include multiple levels of intervention and/or multiple sectors (e.g., health, education, justice) when appropriate and to be developed in partnership with communities and/or community organizations. 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 December for funding to begin in FY 2022.

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

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 (OBSSR)


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