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 Multiple PI Teams Interested in Suicide Care Research
SCRC’s Pilot Grants Program invites applications from Multiple PI teams for a 2-year R03-level award of $100,000 that will fund pilot or developmental research. In addition, funded investigators will receive dissemination funds for publications, conferences, etc. and be invited to join our Collaborating Scholars Program.

Awards are for 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 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.

Key Dates

  • 9/15/24: Letter of Intent Due
  • 10/4/24: Invitations to Submit Full Applications
  • 12/20/24: Funding Announcement
  • 2/2/25: Funded Projects Begin

Information Session Recording
Review the information session recording about the full RFA, application process, and project designs.

Application Details & Letter of Intent Instructions
Read details about the application process and requirements in the RFA submission survey. This includes specific instructions for submitting a Letter of Intent.

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Is there someone you know that would be interested in applying? Please share! We’ve created a downloadable flyer to help with spreading the word about this opportunity.

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