SHORT NOTICE DEADLINE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Innovation Grants

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has several funding opportunities for projects relevant to understanding and preventing suicide. Application deadline is Nov. 16, 2015. Applications are open to numerous fields of research.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Innovation Grants
http://www.afsp.org

AFSP has several funding opportunities open for projects relevant to understanding and preventing suicide. The Foundation is open to biological, psychological, and sociological approaches and encourages multidisciplinary research.

  • Distinguished Investigator Grants are up to $125,000 over 2 years and are awarded to associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide
  • Standard Research Grants are up to $100,000 over 2 years and are awarded to individual investigators at any level
  • Linked Standard Research Grants are up to $300,000 over 2 years and are awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving three or more unique sites
  • Young Investigator Grants are up to $85,000 over 2 years and are awarded to investigators at the level of assistant professor or lower; these grants provide $10,000 for an established suicide researcher who will mentor the young investigator
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are up to $104,000 over 2 years and are awarded to investigators who have received an PhD/MD or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and who have not had more than three years of fellowship support
  • Pilot Research Grants are up to $30,000 over 1-2 years and are awarded to any investigator to provide seed money for new projects with the potential to lead to subsequent, larger investigations.

Application Deadline: Nov.16, 2015. Application Guidelines for the award. (Option to apply for grant is on the far-right column of the page “Apply: 2015 Research Grant Applications”)

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-3423. 

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