Now Accepting Applications for Research Funding

UCFC is now accepting applications for small grants for research on causes, consequences, and prevention of firearm violence in California and evaluations of strategies and interventions to reduce firearm violence. Click here to view the request for proposals.

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2018 and can be submitted through the UC Davis InfoReady application system.

To submit an application, those currently affiliated with UC Davis should log into the InfoReady system using their Kerberos password. Applicants from outside UC Davis may request log-in credentials by registering for an account. Please allow yourself enough time prior to the deadline to request access.

Once you have logged into InfoReady, you can find this opportunity by searching for Firearm Research Small Grants Program, or by clicking to view open opportunities.

About the UCFC Small Grants Program

The University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC) has launched a Small Grants Program to provide funding to explore the causes of firearm violence and evaluate strategies and interventions to reduce firearm violence.

The Center’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; to disseminate that evidence and promote the adoption of evidence-based firearm violence prevention measures; and to expand and extend such efforts through education and training in firearm violence research and its applications. In addition to training new investigators in firearm violence research, UCFC seeks to enlarge the pool of researchers of firearm violence through a small grant program.

UCFC is seeking applications for seed-grants to explore the causes, consequences, and prevention of firearm violence in California and to evaluate strategies and interventions to reduce firearm violence. The small grant program will support investigators in conducting feasible, preliminary studies on firearm violence in California, in part allowing them to strengthen proposals to other sources of more substantial funding. All research funds shall be awarded on the basis of scientific merit as determined by an open, competitive peer review process that assures objectivity, consistency, and high quality. All qualified California-based investigators, regardless of institutional affiliation, shall have equal access and opportunity to compete for the funds.

Grants up to $10,000 are now available in annual funding cycles. The initial funding cycle is open and proposals are due by October 31, 2018. For more information, please contact Brian Hayes, Research Administrator,