One of SPRINT’s new priorities is to advance a precision medicine approach to suicide prevention. This priority is consistent with the aims of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which builds upon VA’s already robust suicide prevention efforts.
SPRINT invites submissions in response to a special Request for Applications (RFA) that support its precision medicine initiative. The goal of this RFA is to support innovative and promising precision medicine approaches to suicide prevention among Veterans. Preference will be given for supplemental funding to add additional aims to already existing funded projects, however projects that will support the development of new ideas and/or new investigators will also be considered.
The following specific areas are priorities for this RFA, although other topic areas with direct relevance to precision medicine research on suicide prevention will also be considered: Predictive Analytics, Biomarkers, Assessment and Screening, Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities, Preventative Interventions/Comparative Effectiveness Research. The full RFA is HERE.
Applications are due April 15, 2023. Funding decisions will be made by June 1, 2023, and all funds received must be obligated by September 30, 2023. Please see the attached RFA for more details and instructions for submitting your application.