Announcing the 2022 U-M Injury Prevention Center Exploratory Project Request for Applications

The focus of the U-M Injury Prevention Center Exploratory Project awards is on building capacity in injury research. The U-M Injury Prevention Center (IPC) anticipates funding 3-6 one-year exploratory project awards in 2022 to projects that have the greatest potential to advance injury prevention science.

The Injury Prevention Center is particularly interested in research on firearm injury prevention, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), marijuana-related injury prevention, health disparities and injury prevention, and in applying emerging technologies to injury prevention; although other injury topics that will be considered include the prevention of opioid overdose, suicide, concussion, youth violence (i.e., peer violence, intimate partner/dating violence, sexual assault), motor vehicle crash, and older adult falls.

Awards (of either $25,000 or $50,000 each) are expected to focus on: a) the development and evaluation of primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and/or b) the dissemination, implementation, and translation of evidence-based injury prevention strategies.

How to Apply:

The full RFA and application instructions may be found on the UMMS (University of Michigan Medical School) Competition Space website at:

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Three-page Proposals: 5:00 pm ET, Monday, August 16, 2021
  • Jump-Start Clinic Presentations: Mid-October, 2021 (by appointment; for selected proposals only)
  • Six-page Proposals Due: 5:00 pm ET, Monday, December 6, 2021 (selected proposals only)
  • Notifications of Funding: to be communicated to funded study PIs by Mid-January, 2022 (estimated)