In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in collaboration with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), released the report Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violenceexternal icon. CDC and the CDC Foundation asked the IOM/NASEM to convene a committee to engage diverse stakeholders and identify the most pressing research questions on gun violence, including those with the greatest potential for public health impact.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) funding opportunities are intended to support research that aligns with several of the priorities identified in the IOM/NASEM report, including:
- understanding the characteristics of firearm violence
- the risk and protective factors for interpersonal and self-directed firearm violence
- the effectiveness of interventions to prevent firearm violence
Current research funding opportunities
Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01): RFA-CE-20-006.
Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth (K01): RFA-CE-20-002external icon.
Recipients funded under the current funding opportunity announcements will be announced in the Fall of 2020.