Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Student Funding Opportunity: Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grants Application Now Open. DEADLINE: November 30th, 2021










Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grants Application Now Open! 
Sponsored by the Injury and Violence Prevention Center at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Fall 2021 Guidelines


Application Deadline: November 30th, 2021 @ 11:59pm


Purpose of the Project Stipends: 
The Injury and Violence Prevention Center created research grants to attract and support students pursuing research or evaluation projects in the field of injury and violence prevention.

Project Stipend Details:  

The Injury and Violence Prevention Center will award up $2,000 per project for up to 3 projects, to support student projects in injury and violence prevention. The award is unrestricted and could be used to pay for travel, incentives, supplies, or to support the student’s time on the project. Projects should be completed within 1 year. Priority will be given to projects utilize a health equity lens.[i]

Examples of relevant injury and violence prevention topics include: 

  • domestic violence
  • youth violence
  • child abuse
  • suicide
  • work-related injuries
  • motor vehicle crashes
  • pedestrian injuries
  • fires and burns
  • falls
  • poisoning, including prescription drug overdose
  • sports or recreational injuries
  • other types of injury or violence



  • Any student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional school degree-granting program in the Rocky Mountain Region[ii] is eligible to apply. (Residents, fellows, or postdoctoral students are not eligible, unless also enrolled in a degree-granting program.) We are especially interested in engaging students from underrepresented backgrounds, such as Black/African American, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), individuals from low-income communities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and first-generation students. Students who received a prior award from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center are not eligible. 

Required application documents: 


  • CV/Resume
  • Project proposal to be completed online (character limit of 8,000 characters; approximately 2 pages single spaces):
    • What are the aims for your project? Please be sure to clearly state your research questions. 
    • Please describe the rationale/background for your project. 
    • Explain the feasibility of your project. What are potential challenges and how will you address them?
    • How will this project contribute to the field? 
    • Provide a project timeline, no longer than one year. Detail the steps you will take during the project period, and the estimated timing for completion.
    • Describe your plan for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval if appropriate. If IRB approval is necessary, funds will not be distributed until clearance is documented. If this project will not require IRB approval, explain why. 
  • Letter of support from a faculty mentor that describes: (1) how the student is appropriately prepared to carry out the project; (2) commitment to IRB oversight as applicable, (3) commitment to meet regularly with the student, (4) and expertise of the faculty member relative to the project.
  • Applications can be submitted online at this link: https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ooj2g1rq4QTzqS
  • All applications must be received in full by midnight on November 30. 


Review procedures:
Projects will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary committee of members from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the project, including: 

a) strength of research or evaluation questions; 

b) appropriateness of methods to the question; 

c) likely contribution to injury and violence prevention, 

d) likelihood of successful completion in one year.  

  • Consideration for health equity
  • Preparation of the student and match with an appropriate faculty mentor.
  • Student status as someone from an underrepresented group.



Awarding the prize:

  • Awards will be announced by December 15, 2021
  • Funds will be released after IRB approval (if applicable)
  • Awardees are expected to provide a copy of final product (e.g., publication, presentation, or final report) and are invited to present their project at a student seminar showcase. 


Do you have questions? Contact Ashley Brooks-Russell Ashley.Brooks-Russell@cuanschutz.edu