The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research has issued an RFP for rigorous research that will produce evidence to support the development of fair and effective gun policies.
Grants will be awarded in support of new one-year research projects measuring the impacts of gun policies on the rights and interests of gun owners and users; new one-year research projects on firearm suicides; dissertation or postdoctoral research awards on gun violence or its prevention; and one-year supplemental awards to expand NCGVR-funded work already under way. In this funding cycle, the collaborative expects to award up to $1.1 million in funding, including up to four $25,000 dissertation awards and up to two $50,000 postdoctoral awards.
In addition, up to $225,000 has been set aside for an award to measure the tangible and non-tangible impacts of gun policies on gun users. In 2020, the collaborative funded development of a concept paper on this topic, and proposals in this category may implement the approach suggested in the paper or propose their own approach.
Funding for the award has been provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. International organizations, public universities, and public agencies that meet the same requirements as a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public grantee under U.S. tax law and can demonstrate the capacity to carry out research funded by NCGVR are also eligible. Grants may be made to eligible charitable organizations as described in section 170(b)(1)(A) of the IRC, including qualified religious, educational, hospital or medical research, governmental, and publicly supported charitable organizations
Letters of Interest are due February 5. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.