Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Career Enhancement Awards to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
September 29, 2023
Estimated Publication Date of Notice of Funding Opportunity :
December 12, 2023
First Estimated Application Due Date:
March 12, 2024
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 01, 2024
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
October 01, 2024
Related Announcements
  • January 30, 2023 - Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Required) See NOFO PAR-23-107 
  • January 30, 2023 - Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) See NOFO PAR-23-108 
Issued by

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICOs), intends to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications from experienced investigators seeking to redirect or expand their research programs through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in the area of firearm mortality and injury prevention research, which is beyond and complementary to their current areas of expertise. 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 NOFO is expected to be published in Winter 2023/2024 with an expected application due date in Spring 2024.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages experienced investigators in related or complementary fields to begin developing collaborations and consider applying for this new NOFO which would allow them to gain research expertise in the field of firearm injury and mortality 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.

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
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)
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)