[YSPNetwork] American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Announces New Research Grant Deadlines
Sarah.Ramowski at state.or.us
Mon Sep 17 14:08:46 PDT 2007
Deadline: December 15, 2007; and June 15, 2008
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ( http://afsp.org/ )
is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively
dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through
research and education, and to reaching out to people with
mood disorders and those affected by suicide.
Beginning December 15, 2007, AFSP will accept and review appli-
cations for all categories of research grants and fellowships
two times a year, with submission deadlines of December 15 and
June 15. The change is designed to make the foundation's research
grant program more responsive to time-sensitive topics, with high
relevance for suicide research.
A second change approved by the scientific council is an increase
in the grant amounts for Standard Research Grants (from a maximum
of $60,000 to $75,000), Young Investigator Grants (from $70,000
to $85,000), and Pilot Grants (from $20,000 to $30,000). Distin-
guished Investigator Grants and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
will remain at their current levels of $100,000.
AFSP research grants support studies that aim to increase under-
standing of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide
risk, or to test treatments and other interventions designed to
prevent suicide. Investigators from all academic disciplines are
eligible to apply, and both basic science and applied research
projects will be considered, providing the study has an essential
focus on suicide or suicide prevention. AFSP grants are awarded
for one- or two-year periods.
AFSP offers research funding in five categories: Distinguished
Investigator Grants are awarded to investigators at the level
of associate professor or higher with an established record of
research and publication on suicide; Standard Research Grants
are awarded to individual investigators at any level; Young In-
vestigator Grants are awarded to investigators at the level of
assistant professor or lower; Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
are awarded to investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D.,
or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have
not had more than three years of fellowship support; and Pilot
Grants are awarded to investigators at any level to support new
projects that have the potential to lead to subsequent larger
For complete program guidelines, eligibility criteria, and app-
lication procedures, see the AFSP Web site.
For additional RFPs in Medical Research, visit:
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