Research Funding Opportunity
Research Grants for Preventing Violence
and Violence-Related Injury (RO1)
On December 30, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released
RFA-CE-21-004, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury. CDC
intends to commit up to $1,050,000 in FY 2021 to fund up to three applications. CDC is
soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance the understanding
about what works to prevent violence that impacts children and youth, collectively referred to
as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Research will focus on preventing child abuse and neglect and at least one other form of
violence affecting children and youth, including teen dating violence, sexual violence, youth
violence, and exposure to adult intimate partner violence. Proposed effectiveness research
will address one or more of the following research objectives:
Violence is a significant public health problem in the United States. Exposure to violence in
childhood and adolescence can increase risk for later violent experiences, which can have a
cumulative and compounding impact on health and well-being across the lifespan. The CDC’s
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention works to
stop violence before it begins.
For More Information
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be found on Grants.gov.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit questions to clarify information in the text of this
NOFO. A pre-application teleconference call will be conducted on January 20, 2021 to
address questions from prospective applicants regarding NOFO RFA-CE-21-004, Research
Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01). The call will begin at
2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST),
or sooner if all questions are addressed. Questions and answers from the discussion will be
included in an amended NOFO approximately 3 weeks after the call.
Participant Access Information:
Optional Letter of Intent due: February 5, 2021
Applications due: March 22, 2021