National Institutes of Health calls for research proposals examining violence

Funding is available for research on the cause and prevention of violence.

In response to a presidential memorandum in January 2013, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund research over three years beginning in fiscal year 2014 to investigate the causes and prevention of violence. NIH is particularly interested in proposals focusing on firearm violence.

NIH said its main goal in creating these funding opportunities is “to identify evidence-based strategies for preventing violence and incorporating them into clinical and community settings.” NIH has funded violence-related research for years, but top health organizations recently have requested additional studies on topics such as the neurobiological and genetic mechanisms of violence, the mental health and substance-related causes of violence and the impact of violence on public health.

More information on the funding opportunities is available in the specific R01, R03 and R21 announcements.