Internal Deadline: Monday, December 11th, 2023, 5pm PT
External Deadline: January 25, 2024
Recurring Deadlines: May 25, 2024; September 25, 2024; May 25, 2025; September 25, 2025; May 25, 2026
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Anticipated Award Amount: Budgets are limited to $200,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Who May Serve as PI: The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.
Link to Award: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-061.html
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
This funding opportunity seeks applications to facilitate the development of a future cadre of nurse scientists, and scientists in aligned fields, with the skills and knowledge required to advance scientific knowledge on firearm injury prevention.
Short courses will have the primary objective to provide education on the foundational and advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct research in firearm injury prevention. The short course format, 2-12 weeks in duration, is a very focused approach, providing an effective and efficient way to educate a cohort of individuals with a strong research background on a rapidly evolving topic, and thus is especially appropriate for firearm injury prevention. Applicants are encouraged to develop short courses that include both didactic and hands-on education and use innovative methods to achieve their stated outcomes. The proposed short course should clearly apply the NINR Strategic Plan guiding principles and lenses to firearm injury prevention research, emphasizing health equity and social determinants of health perspectives.
Courses should include content that meets the primary objective. Program leaders and faculty should be individuals regarded as national leaders in the content area being proposed, should have a strong reputation as educators, and, where appropriate, have current, vibrant research programs. Some eligible institutions may not have sufficient active research programs with extramural funding specific to firearm injury prevention research and may choose to establish collaborative arrangements with institutions and organizations that have such programs.
Content for short courses should also address:
- Risk factors and evidence-based interventions at multiple levels ( individual, community, institutional/organizational) and including those that address structural/systemic factors;
- Theory and state-of-the-art methods and approaches in firearm injury prevention research, including study design, measurement, data analysis, and community engagement;
- Attention to inequities in firearm injuries (e.g., race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, gender, geography, and their intersections); and
- Strategies that seek to maximize nursing’s contribution to health and well-being.
Short Course participants should be made aware of ongoing research directions and opportunities in the firearm injury prevention field. Researchers from related NIH programs, societies, and community leaders should be engaged in the course, with partnership opportunities discussed. Hands-on research experience should be included during and/or after the short course. Short courses should also include attention to facilitating networking among participants and other researchers in the field, in support of the ongoing development of scientists in this area.
Additional considerations for course design include:
- Depending on the goals of the proposed education program, short course duration can vary from two weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks. Awards will provide up to three years of funding, with awardees being expected to hold at least one course annually (potentially more) during each year that R25 support is requested .
- Short course design can include in-person, virtual, and hybrid options to achieve the course goals.
- This program encourages: (a) Courses that include both didactic and hands-on research experiences and (b) Collaborations across disciplines and institutions.
- Informal mentoring activities and opportunities for participants to sustain and continue learning beyond the course are strongly encouraged.
- Participation in these courses must be open to individuals nationwide. This can include those early in their careers and established investigators who are well-positioned to shift into firearm injury prevention research.
Applications must include a plan to evaluate the activities proposed, as well as a plan for disseminating user-friendly course materials to the broader scientific community (see Section IV, Evaluation Plan and Dissemination Plan).
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.