The University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC) has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for research 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 the grants programs.

One RFP is for small grants (<$10,000) in support of work to be conducted over one year. The other is to support longer-term projects with awards of up to $75,000. 

View the RFP for the Small Grants Program.

View the RFP for the Large Grants Program.


Proposals are due May 1, 2020.


View the answers to common questions about the RFPs, last updated on 3/17/2020.

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.