Friday, January 8, 2021

Funding Opportunity: CDC Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury (RO1)


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:

  1. Strategies that improve the social or structural conditions that contribute to health
    inequities across population groups and are associated with child abuse and neglect
    or other forms of violence affecting children and youth.
  2. Strategies that enhance protective factors to reduce violence against children or
    within families.
  3. Strategies that incorporate a dual-generation approach for caregivers and their
    children that breaks the cycle of violence and adversity.

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

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:

  • Call Date: January 20, 2021
  • Call Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Call End Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Call Leader: Marcienne Wright, PhD, Scientific Program Official
  • Toll-Free Number: 1-866-600-6035
  • Passcode: Use Passcode 23198543# when prompted

Optional Letter of Intent due: February 5, 2021

Applications due: March 22, 2021