Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Call for Applications: Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention's Research Training Institute

The ICRC-S will hold its second suicide prevention Research Training Institute (RTI) in Rochester, NY from Monday, May 19th to Friday, May 23rd. The RTI call for applications is attached and is now open.

A webinar will be held to provide more information on the ICRC-S, the RTI, and the application process. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. For those unable to attend, the webinar will be archived. The webinar will be held Monday, December 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. To register for the webinar, go to:http://edc.adobeconnect.com/e9bdpc2wva1/event/event_info.html

Objectives: The RTI objectives are to:
  • Provide both violence and injury prevention professionals and suicide researchers with a shared body of knowledge and skills in suicidology, public health and prevention, and relevant research methodologies;
  • Create collaborative links between the injury and violence prevention and suicide research communities so that the perspectives, knowledge, and skills of each inform the work of the other; and
  • Develop implementation plans for new research projects that will add to the knowledge base for suicide prevention.
To apply for participation in the 2014 RTI, researchers and injury prevention/suicide prevention professionals must develop and submit one joint application that demonstrates their willingness and ability to work as partners to pursue new research projects focusing on public health approaches to suicide prevention.

Funding to support travel, food, and lodging costs is available for two members of each team, and approximately 6-8 teams will be selected to attend.

Eligibility: Applicants must form teams which include, at a minimum, one state or community injury control/suicide prevention professional and one researcher. The researcher must have an MPH, MD, or PhD degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline and a commitment to developing a research career with a focus on suicide prevention from a public health perspective. A key component of the RTI is to improve collaboration and coordination between injury prevention/suicide professionals and researchers. We recognize that some form of collaboration may already exist between these groups. Thus, eligible applicants include those with existing collaborative relationships that seek enhancement as well as those without established partnerships on which to build.

Deadline: Application materials should be submitted as pdf files to Holly Murphy, RTI Coordinator, at holly_murphy@urmc.rochester.edu by February 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. ET. You will be notified via email by March 14, 2014 about whether funding is available to support your attendance.

Questions: Please contact Jennifer Allison, ICRC-S Outreach Core Director, with questions at  jallison@edc.org.

Please feel free to forward this opportunity to any others you believe may be interested.


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