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We invite you to peruse the following list of funding opportunities that we've come across that may be of interest to injury researchers.  To add other opportunities to this list, please email us.  This information is abstracted for brevity; please refer to the sponsor's website for complete information.

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Research Using Linked Data to Understand Motor Vehicle Injury Among Older Adults

Sponsor:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Due:  2/13/17

CDC is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help determine the utility of linked data for identifying risk factors, protective factors, and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes among older adults. A better knowledge of how motor vehicle crashes affect types of injuries and injury severity can increase the potential public health impact of motor vehicle crash prevention efforts. Effective data linkage models could be integrated into more comprehensive crash risk assessment and management strategies and, when adopted, help to decrease the rates of injuries and deaths among persons involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Development and Evaluation of Sports Concussion Prevention Strategies (RFA-CE-17-002)

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dept. of Health and Human Services

Due: 2/16/17

The purpose of this research is to either (a) develop and pilot test a new intervention OR (b) rigorously evaluate an existing intervention that targets young athletes participating in sports programs. Interventions should be social and behavioral in nature and can represent either primary prevention or secondary prevention of sports-related concussion. Primary prevention interventions aim to prevent sports-related concussions before they occur, while secondary prevention interventions aim to reduce the impact of concussions that have already occurred. Information gleaned from this research can inform mechanisms for change in the culture of youth sports and support multi-stakeholder approaches to promoting a positive (preventive) culture of sport to mitigate negative norms, beliefs, mores, and policies that may increase risks of concussion among young athletes.

Best Practices in Pain Medication Use and Patient Engagement (foundation grant)

Sponsor:  Cardinal Health Foundation

Due:  2/27/17

This RFP seeks to achieve one goal: To engage patients and their healthcare providers in reducing the number of opioids prescribed for pain management, while producing better patient outcomes and better pain management.  Informational webinars will be held on January 17, at 1:00 pm ET and January 23, at 11:00 am ET to assist prospective grantees in submitting successful proposals and to provide an overview and answer questions regarding the grant program. The presentation will be made available afterward for those not able to attend the webinar live.

Investigator-initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence

Sponsor:  National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice

Due:  3/24/17

This funding is designated for investigator-initiated research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. 

Comprehensive Opioid Abuses Program Training & Technical Assistance Program

Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Planning Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Due:  4/25/17

The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation which will be posted during the first quarter of FY 2017. This TTA program is designed to complement the site-based competitive solicitation. BJA is seeking four TTA providers that will work collaboratively to develop the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Network TTA and support the delivery of TTA to current and future site-based COAP grantees, PDMPs, and their stakeholders.