Suicide Care Research Center

The NIMH-funded Suicide Care Research Center (SCRC) is an interdisciplinary team working to improve the design and delivery of suicide care for adolescents and young adults in outpatient medical settings.

Main Challenge

Many adolescents and young adults disclose their suicidality to providers who are not prepared to offer treatment and instead must refer to the ED when outpatient care is appropriate. This overwhelms medical systems and creates negative experiences for patients, their loved ones and providers.

Our Approach

Using the Discover, Design, Build and Test Framework and a Multiphase Optimization Strategy we’ll develop effective and scalable interventions. Together, SCRC’s 12 research projects will inform a full-spectrum suicide care model that can be implemented in part or in full, based on system needs.

Juliann Salisbury
Center Manager or

RFA: $100,000 Awards for Two UW Collaborating Scholars Interested in Suicide Care Research 

As an incubator for interdisciplinary collaborations and research education and training in suicide prevention, SCRC wants to ensure a well-trained, diverse research workforce. As such, SCRC’s Collaborating Scholars Program aims to bring new investigators into the field by funding research projects and providing mentorship and professional development opportunities to awarded investigators.  

Awards are for pilot or developmental research projects that aim to develop, refine, and/or implement scalable innovative interventions or service delivery along SCRC’s Suicide Care Pathway for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-30) in outpatient medical settings.   

Applicants across University of Washington are welcome from along the career spectrum of graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, early career suicide care researchers, and established researchers new to suicide care research.  

Award Limit
$100,000 over two years (@ $50,000/year) 

Full RFA Available on 9/1/2023
Find details about the review processes and selection criteria in the full RFA.    


  • 9/22/23, 11:59pm pacific: Letter of Intent due.  
  • 10/15/23: Invitations to proceed with full application.  
  • 11/15/23, 11:59pm pacific: Full application due.  

Available Awards
Two in current cycle; six additional awards will become available over the next four years 

Information Session Recording
Review a recording of the RFA information session hosted by SCRC on 9/6/23.

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Email with the subject ‘Collaborating Scholars Program’ with any questions.   

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