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Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence

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NIJ seeks investigator-initiated applications for funding for research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation aims to strengthen our knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence. NIJ is particularly interested in supporting research related to the following three areas identified in the 2013 report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council titled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence: (1) the characteristics of firearm violence; (2) risk and protective factors; and (3) interventions and strategies.


Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $2,274,910

Date Created: March 14, 2016