The 2018 small grants competition is closed. The 2019 competition will be open to submissions on September 1, 2019. Please check back for more details.

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.

The UCFC small grants program seeks 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 will be available in annual funding cycles.