AFSP Grant

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work.

AFSP research grants support studies that aim to increase understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk, or to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. Investigators from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply, and both basic science and applied research projects will be considered, providing the study has an essential focus on suicide or suicide prevention. AFSP grants are awarded for one or two-year periods. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations, or from federal or state government agencies.

A currently funded grantee may not submit a new application until completion of the ongoing grant and submission of a Final Report within the prescribed period (i.e., 60 days following grant completion or termination).

New grantees must begin their studies within six months of the approved start date. Failure to begin the study within this time frame may result in withdrawal of the grant award.

Please be aware that AFSP expects that funded investigators will assist us in the important task of disseminating new research finding to our lay constituents and donors, who are largely responsible for generating financial support for our research grants program. Following completion, an investigator may be invited to present their study’s results at an AFSP-sponsored research forum, and your acceptance of the AFSP grant funding implies your willingness to do this, if asked.

Applicants should carefully review the grant policy statement for additional guidelines and restrictions. Grant applications that do not conform to the stated policies will not be reviewed. Forms for grant applications can be obtained by using the links below.
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