March 12, 2007
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP Pilot Grants are intended to provide seed money for new research projects. Grants can be directed toward research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, and many others. Pilot Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component. Grants are awarded by AFSP with the understanding that the recipient
individual or institution will not accept funds for the same purpose from any other granting agency.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Pilot Grants provide up to $20,000 over one or two years. Allowable costs include compensation for investigators; professional and technical assistance, including stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral assistants; research supplies; domestic travel required to conduct the proposed research; subject fees; and costs of computer time. Nonallowable costs include indirect costs; construction, alteration, or maintenance of buildings; standard office equipment or furniture; durable computer equipment; international travel; expenses related to conference attendance or presentations at conferences; purchasing and binding of books; and periodicals; recruiting and relocation expenses; nonmedical or personal services to patients; per diem charges for hospital beds; and tuition.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: Pilot Grants may be awarded to investigators of any academic rank, and to those who do not have previous suicide research experience. Research grants are awarded to not-for-profit institutions and/or organizations in the US and abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or state or federal government agencies.
Posted by sharum at March 12, 2007 2:14 PM