Suicide Prevention Pilot Innovation Grants – Nov 15

Posted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on October 18, 2022

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites applications for Pilot Innovation Grants

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

To that end, the AFSP invites applications for its Pilot Innovation Grants program, which will provide grants of up to $50,000 per year over two years to investigators at any level to provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Examples include manual development and new biomarker development. Research grants priority areas for 2020–2022 include:

Diversity: Suicide prevention research related to underrepresented communities, health and mental health disparities and inequities, and researchers from underrepresented backgrounds proposing research focused on understanding and preventing suicide.

Evaluation of Technological Tools for Suicide Prevention: The application of implementation science methodology to evaluate available technological tools to expand access and overcome barriers to suicide prevention.

Survivors of Suicide Loss: Research related to survivors of suicide loss, understanding the impact of suicide loss and its after-effects, and the healing process.

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. Grant applications are not accepted by for-profit organizations or federal or state government agencies. Applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.

Deadline: November 15, 2022

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