NEWS | September 5, 2018

University of California Firearms Violence Research Center announces call for research proposals on the prevention of firearm violence in California

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The University of California Firearms Violence Research Center (UCFC) is accepting applications for small research grants focused on the causes, consequences and prevention of firearm violence in California as well as evaluations of strategies and interventions to reduce firearm violence.

In 2016, the State of California authorized the creation of a research center focused on firearm violence and allocated funding for a five-year period. The Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis was designated as the home of the new research center.

UCFC’s mission is to conduct basic, translational and transformative research that:

  • provides sound scientific evidence on the nature, causes, consequences and prevention of firearm violence
  • disseminates that evidence and promotes the adoption of evidence-based firearm violence prevention measures
  • expands and extends such efforts through education and training in firearm violence research and its applications.

As one of its strategies for meeting these objectives, UCFC created the grant program to catalyze firearm research at organizations and institutions throughout California. This is UCFC's first call for proposals, and it is anticipated that annual calls for proposals will be made in the future.

Award amount: up to $10,000

Proposals due: Oct.31, 2018

Notice of award: Nov. 30, 2018

Period of performance:  Jan. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019

Applications will be accepted through the UC Davis online application system, https://ucdavis.infoready4.com. For more information, contact Brian Hayes, research administrator, 916-734-3539, brhayes@ucdavis.edu.