2014 RFA: Focus on Short-term Risk for Suicide


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
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  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $500,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Aug 30, 2013

AFSP Suicide Research Grants support studies aimed at increasing our understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk, or that test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. At least one suicide outcome measure must be included in all grant projects. We also consider studies of treatment feasibility, and studies that add a suicide component (e.g., population or treatment) to an existing grant in another area.

Eligible Applicants: Investigators from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply, and both basic science and applied research projects will be considered, provided that the proposed study has an essential focus on suicide or suicide prevention.

A current grantee may submit a new application as their grant nears completion but it will not be funded until completion of the current grant and submission of a Final Report.
New grantees must begin their studies within 6 months of the approved start date. Failure to begin the study within this time frame may result in withdrawal of the grant award.

FSP Is Proud To Announce A New Research Award For Innovative, High-risk, Potentially High-yield Proposals That Focus On Short-term Risk For Suicide. The Project's Focus Should Include Identification And/or Intervention Strategies For Short-term Risk For Suicide. The Outcome Measures For Baseline And Follow-up Must Include Suicidal Behavior. The Assessments Should Include Multi-modal, Clinically Relevant Measures.

We Encourage Collaborative Projects With Investigators Who Have Experience And Expertise In Suicide Research And Areas Under Investigation In The Grant Application. Matching Funds Or Partnering With A Large Healthcare System Is Encouraged.

Additional Info:
LETTER OF INTENT DUE Aug. 30, 2013 INVITATION TO APPLY September 2013 APPLICATIONS DUE Dec. 16, 2013 FUNDING DECISIONS March 2014 START DATE June 2014 All grant applications must be submitted online. Paper submission are no longer accepted and CD submission is no longer required. Submit Grant Applications to: grants@afsp.org Submit Grant Application Questions to: grantsmanager@afsp.org A Letter of Intent must be received by August 30, 2013 and must include: Descriptive title of proposal Name, title, institutional affiliation and address and telephone number of the PI(s) Names, titles and institutional affiliations of other key personnel List of participating institutions A brief 2-page project description with objectives, sample, outcome measures, and procedures including approach to data analysis Letter of intent should be sent via to Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, Senior Director of Research at JHarkavyFriedman@afsp.org. Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377) T: (212) 363-3500 F: (212) 363-6237 General Inquiries: info@afsp.org Press & Media Inquiries: pr@afsp.org