2014 RFA: Focus on Short-term Risk for Suicide

  

2014 RFA APPLICATION AND REVIEW SCHEDULE

LETTER OF INTENT DUE

INVITATION TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS DUE

FUNDING DECISIONS

START DATE

Aug. 30, 2013

September 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

March 2014

June 2014

 

AFSP 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.

The grant award amount can be up to $500,000 per year for up to three years. The study must be U.S.-based so that the results are applicable to the U.S health care system. The application format will be similar to the Standard Research Grant available here. Evidence of feasibility of data collection must be provided. An IRB proposal must be submitted by the PI(s) to their institution(s) at the time of the application.

The goal is to develop strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings and practice.

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.