Report an accessibility problem

Applications and LOIs for Research Grants Focused on Understanding and Preventing Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Opportunity Information:

The Foundation for Suicide Prevention welcomes innovative research studies focused on understanding and preventing suicide. Biological, psychological, social, community and other approaches are of interest, and we encourage multidisciplinary research. 


Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants involve rigorous research to increase our understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. They are awarded in the amounts outlines below for two years.

  • Distinguished Investigator Grants: Up to $150,000
  • Standard Research Grants: Up to $125,000
  • Linked Standard Research Grants: Up to $450,000 (Letter of intent due by September 15, 2022)
  • Early Career Researcher Grants: Up to $110,000 ($100,000 for the PI and $10,000 for a mentor)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Up to $140,000 ($56,000 stipend and $14,000 institutional allowance per year)
  • Pilot Research Grants: Up to $50,000 (1 or 2 years)

Innovation Grant applications will be accepted from August 1, 2022 to November 12, 2022.


Focus Grants

Focus Grants are high-risk, potentially high-yield projects that focus on one of the three areas outlines below. They are awarded in the amount of $500,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

  • Short Term Risk: Examines identification and/or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings. 
  • Reaching 20% by 2025: Explores interventions that target suicide prevention in healthcare systems, emergency departments, corrections settings, or among the gun-owning community, that, if implemented on a large scale, would reduce the annual U.S. suicide rate.
  • Blue Sky: Conducts innovative, impactful suicide prevention research that, by its very nature, is clearly beyond the scope of our Innovation Grants.

Focus Grant letters of intent are due August 1, 2022. Invited applications are due December 7, 2022. 


For more information visit the foundation's website.



ASU Information:

Submissions to this sponsor/donor are managed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development or Research Advancement Specialist at your earliest convenience to ensure ASU's strategic coordination and management of funding applications.

Posted Date: