Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for Community Level Interventions to Prevent Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
October 03, 2022
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
January 20, 2023
First Estimated Application Due Date:
April 06, 2023
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 01, 2023
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
October 01, 2023
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Issued by

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) , with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) , intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for research 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.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in Winter 2023 with an expected application due date in Spring 2023

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into this area of firearm mortality prevention research to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

In addition, collaborative investigations combining expertise in community engaged approaches will be encouraged and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this application.

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..

Funding Information


Estimated Total Funding

Based on available funds

Expected Number of Awards
Estimated Award Ceiling


Primary Assistance Listing Number(s)

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

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)
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
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)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Dara R. Blachman-Demner, Ph.D.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Telephone: 301-496-8522