Injury Center Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

CE08-005: Dissertation Grant Awards for Doctoral Candidates for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research

Initial Fiscal Year: 2008
Program: ERPO
FOA Number: CE08-005
FOA Title: Dissertation Grant Awards for Doctoral Candidates for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research


1. Solicit research applications that address the priorities reflected under the heading, “Research Objectives”

2. Build the scientific base for the prevention and control of injuries, disabilities, and deaths disproportionately experienced in minority communities.

3. Encourage doctoral candidates from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including epidemiology, medicine, biostatistics, public health, law and criminal justice, behavioral, and social sciences to perform research in order to prevent and control injuries more effectively.

4. Assist students in the completion of their dissertation research on a violence-related injury topic.

5. Encourage investigators to build research careers related to the prevention of violence-related injuries, disabilities, and deaths in minority communities.

Program Description

Any research priority listed in the following chapters from NCIPC’s research agenda; Preventing Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Maltreatment, Preventing Suicidal Behavior, or Preventing Youth Violence. NCIPC’s research agenda can be accessed online at the following address:

Special Considerations:

1. Proposed research must address one of the research priorities as it applies to a minority community.

2. Applications are encouraged from organizations that serve predominantly racial and ethnic minority populations that are disproportionately impacted by violence.

3. Funding priority will be given to projects that demonstrate strong community partnerships and access to predominantly Black and Hispanic communities that are disproportionately affected by the violence.

4. Funding preferences will be given to applicants that: (a) Have a history of service to Black and Hispanic communities; (b) Are indigenous to the targeted population; and (c) Have linkages to the targeted population.

5. If an RFA is developed and published, NCIPC scientists will initiate a conference call to assist potential applicants.

6. If an RFA is developed and published and grants/cooperative agreements are awarded, there should be an annual progress meeting between grantees and NCIPC scientists, therefore travel money must be budgeted.

Awarded Projects

Project Title: Modifying the School Environment to Reduce Violence: Suggestions from Students
Grant Number: CE001374
Project Period: 08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009

Project Title: Understanding Factors that Influence Safety Behaviors Practices by IPV Victims
Grant Number: CE001401
Project Period: 08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009