TABLE 4.1 Selected Recent Federal Research Grant Opportunities



Grant No. (Date)

Funding Allocation

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Violence Against Women: Evaluating Health Care Interventions


(FEB 2000)

$1 million


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Extramural Injury Research Grants for the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault

PA: 00042

$1.2 million


Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families

Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

FA OCS-2000-06

(FEB 2000)

Varies (four priority areas)

Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families

Administration for Children and Families: Child Abuse and Neglect (2000B)


(FEB 2000)

$3.5 million

FY 2000

man Services when specific health professional training needs are identified.11 Funds are provided for general health care professional training through the Public Health Services Act, but the act does not require training in family violence. In 1998, however, language was added that encourages grantees to “prepare practitioners” (physicians) or “provide care” (nurses) to “underserved populations and other high risk groups such as the elderly, individuals with HIV-AIDS, substance abusers, homeless, and victims of domestic violence [emphasis added].”

Federal agencies do occasionally fund family violence-related research in health care (see Table 4.1). However, for the most part these calls for proposals do not specify health professional training in family violence.

A review of individual federally funded projects indicates that few involve the training of health professionals in family violence research. The National Institute of Mental Health currently funds five pre- or postdoctoral research training grants related to family violence (see Table 4.2). General violence training grants (such as those from the National Consortium on Violence Research) may also include fellowships addressing family violence.

Family violence rarely emerges in a review of funding priorities among the


Current goals for federally supported health professional training include (1) increasing underrepresented populations in the health professional workforce and (2) providing care to underserved communities. To meet these needs, the Bureau of Health Professions requested $103 million for fiscal year 2001.

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