The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is proud to offer the 2014 Focus Grant, open to innovative, potentially high-yield proposals that focus on short-term risk for suicide.
To develop identification and/or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings.
Up to $500,000 per year for up to three years.
- The outcome measures for baseline and follow-up must include suicidal behavior.
- The assessments should include multi-modal, clinically relevant measures.
- The study must be based in the U.S.
- Evidence for the feasibility of data collection must be provided.
We encourage collaborative projects with investigators experienced in suicide research. Matching funds or partnering with a large healthcare system is encouraged.
HOW TO APPLY
Due September 22nd, 2014: Letter of Intent
All new applicants must submit a Letter of Intent that includes:
- 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 that includes:
- Outcome measures
- Procedures (including approach to data analysis)
Revisions of invited and submitted applications from the 2013 cycle do not need to resubmit a Letter of Intent, however please inform AFSP if you plan to resubmit. The application format will be similar to the Standard Investigator Grant available at www.afsp.org.
Letter of Intent/Notice of Application should be sent to:
Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
Vice President of Research
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-363-3500 ext. 2039
Due JANUARY 5th, 2015: Full application for all invited applicants.