American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Encouraging and supporting scientific research on suicide causation, prevention and treatment is at the heart of the Foundation's mission.

Sponsor American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Our research grants program seeks to:
Encourage established investigators to undertake innovative approaches and explore new directions in suicide research; Encourage talented new investigators to enter the field of suicide research through grants that provide training support and mentoring; Provide seed money for pilot projects that show promise in opening up new areas of suicide research. Since 2000, AFSP has given grant support totaling over $8 million to scientists throughout the country and abroad for studies on neurobiological, genetic, epidemiological, clinical, psychological and sociological aspects of suicide. In 2007, an additional $2.3 million will be awarded for new grant projects. AFSP grants are awarded for one or two-year periods. Descriptions of specific grants are available on the website,

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