CDC – Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (RFA-CE-18-006)

March 16, 2018 by

CDC’s Injury Center intends to commit up to a total of $15,750,000 over a 3-year project period for up to 7 awards; each award with a maximum of $750,000 per award per year, for a total of $2,250,000 per award over the project period. This funding will support research that expands and advances our understanding about what works to prevent opioid overdose. Specifically, the research will either develop and pilot, or rigorously evaluate, novel primary or secondary preventive interventions that address fatal and nonfatal overdose from prescription opioids, illicit opioids, or both. Novel interventions may include, but are not limited to strategies, programs, or policies that: integrate public health and public safety approaches, enhance linkage of those with opioid use disorder to treatment, improve prescribing behavior, address modifiable risk and protective factors related to the co-use of prescription opioids and heroin, involve employers for intervention delivery, or address social determinants and community barriers to effective prevention or recovery.

The intent of this funding is to build the scientific evidence base and encourage collaboration of scientists from a spectrum of disciplines to identify ways to prevent opioid overdose more effectively. The research will improve state and local health departments’ ability to implement and improve interventions focused on preventing opioid-related deaths.

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due: 04/12/2018
  • Application Due: 05/15/2018

The funding opportunity announcement can be found at (Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (RFA-CE-18-006))

Note that amendments to the announcement focus and application dates are possible. Please check for updates at

You can also learn more about CDC’s work to prevent opioid overdose at CDC’s Opioid Overdose website.

Contact Dr. David Driscoll, Director of Research Development, for more information or assistance.

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