Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury

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On December 14, 2018, the CDC released RFA-CE-19-005, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury. CDC intends to commit up to $1,050,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 to support up to three awards. The agency is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge about what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies in any of three areas. The funding opportunity announcement can be found at

CDC is seeking to support research that rigorously evaluates primary prevention programs, practices, or policies to address specific gaps in the prevention of violence impacting children and youth. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including exposure to violence, can negatively affect health across the lifespan. The specific research objectives focus on evaluating the effectiveness of:

  • Community-level or societal-level strategies to prevent multiple forms of violence and other ACEs that impact children and youth
  • Strategies that enhance resiliency within children or families to reduce exposure to violence and other ACEs or to buffer against ACEs to reduce risk of subsequent victimization or perpetration of violence and other health consequences
  • Strategies that incorporate a dual-generation approach for caregivers and children to break the cycle of violence and adversity

Violence is a significant public health problem in the United States with nearly 65,000 deaths and more than 2.2 million nonfatal injuries treated in emergency departments in 2016. The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention works to stop violence before it begins.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found at by searching for RFA-CE-19-005.

Pre-application teleconference call to address prospective applicants’ questions:

  • January 15, 2019: 1:00– 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Toll-Free Number: 1-866-916-0413; conference ID: 52108552
  • Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: 770-488-2783

Letter of Intent due: January 28, 2019

Applications due: March 8, 2019

For more information about DVP or to speak with one of our staff, email

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