Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this NCIPC Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in crosscutting violence prevention or opioid overdose prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number and diversity of highly trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury.

Applicants are expected to identify an experienced mentor who will supervise the proposed career development and research experience. The proposed research should be consistent with the applicant's current level of research experience and expertise, and should focus on crosscutting violence prevention or opioid overdose prevention.


  • Letter of Intent: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Application: Apr. 1, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

A candidate for an NCIPC K01 Award may not simultaneously submit or have under review an application for any other PHS award that duplicates or highly overlaps with the provisions of the NCIPC K01 award. Current principal investigators on CDC or NIH awards are not eligible. This includes current and former PDs/PIs on NIH research project (R01), program project (P01), center grants (R49, P50), sub-projects of program project (P01), sub-projects of center grants (R49, P50), other major individual career development awards (e.g., K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K76, K99/R00), or the equivalent are not eligible. Current and former PDs/PIs of an NIH Small Grant (R03), Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), Dissertation Award (R36), or SBIR/STTR (R41, R42, R43, R44) remain eligible, as do PD/PIs of Transition Scholar (K38) awards and individuals appointed to institutional K programs (K12, KL2).

Applicants must have a research or health-professional doctoral or medical degree.

This funding opportunity may support individuals who propose to train in a new field or individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. 

By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).

At the time of award, the candidate must have a full-time position at the applicant institution. NCIPC does not require applicants to be on a tenure track for K01 eligibility. Candidates may not consider Veterans Affairs (VA) appointments in satisfying the full-time status requirement at the applicant institution.

Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. However, applicant institutions can submit only one grant application with the same principal investigator in response to this NOFO. Additionally, applicant institutions can submit only one grant application with the same mentor in response to this NOFO.



Amount Description

NCIPC intends to commit approximately $400,000 (direct and indirect costs) in FY2019 to support up to four (4) applications for this NOFO. The total funding and the number of awards is contingent upon availability of funds and a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

The maximum total funding for a single 12-month budget period is $100,000 per award. This includes both direct and indirect costs. For this award, the indirect costs are limited to 8%. Applicants may request a project period of up to two (2) years. The maximum total project funding is $200,000 (direct and indirect) per award, over the project period. The project period is expected to be 09/30/2019 to 09/29/2021. The total award will depend upon the project quality, duration, and cost proposed. 

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 1, 2019