Understanding Suicide Risk and Protective Factors among Black Youth (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to advance translational research to better understand factors that confer risk and resilience for suicide among Black youth. This FOA encourages research that is designed to identify neurobiological, behavioral, social, and structural/systemic mechanisms underlying risk and protective factors for suicide among Black youth, with consideration for identification of novel targets for future development of prevention and intervention efforts.This FOA is intended to support R01 research project grants that are adequately powered and of sufficient scope to examine the impact of empirically and theoretically suggested risk and protective factors on suicide and STB among Black youth, and the pathways by which these factors uniquely contribute to suicide related outcomes in this population. These studies should be adequately powered to definitively answer the primary research question(s), with well-justified hypotheses supported by pilot data. Support for earlier-stage exploratory developmental projects is provided via a companion FOA, RFA-MH-22-141.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): Oct. 19, 2022; June 20, 2023

​RFA-MH-22-140 Expiration Date June 21, 2023

Agency Website

Amount Description

NIMH intends to commit $2,000,000 to fund up to 4 awards in FY 2023 and $2,000,000 to fund up to 4 awards in FY 2024 across this FOA and the companion R21, RFA-MH-22-141.

NIMHD intends to commit $750,000 to fund 1 R01 award in FY 2023 and $750,000 to fund 1 R01 award in FY 2024.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 20, 2023