The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is part of an ongoing strategy to integrate and synchronize U.S. Department of Defense and civilian efforts to implement a multidisciplinary research approach to suicide prevention. Funded through the Defense Health Program and managed by the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP), this innovative cutting-edge program aims to enhance the military’s ability to quickly identify those at risk for suicide and provide effective evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. Visit https://msrc.fsu.edu/ for more information about the MSRC. The objective of this Letter of Intent is to solicit ideas for Proposals for the best overall clinical trial and non-clinical trial research with high value to the MSRC. A clinical trial is defined as a prospective accrual of human subjects where an intervention (e.g., device, drug, biologic, surgical procedure, rehabilitative modality, behavioral intervention, or other) is tested on a human subject for a measurable outcome with respect to exploratory information, safety, effectiveness, and/or efficacy.
The MSRC is interested in the following research areas:
- Help-seeking behavior
- Improving intimate relationships
- Creation and use of web-based and/or application enhanced interventions
- Interventions in peer-based, community, and/or primary care settings, and brief interventions appropriate for military inpatient settings
- Upstream suicide prevention efforts that include suicide behavior outcomes
- Community and peer-based interventions, specifically identifying at-risk individuals and what do to when an individual is in crisis
- Suicide bereavement
- Messaging about interventions to increase effectiveness in dissemination and implementation
- Effectiveness of suicide risk assessment and management training in primary care settings
The maximum period of performance is three years. The anticipated total budget for the entire period of performance should not exceed $1.5M. Indirect costs are to be budgeted in accordance with the organization’s negotiated rate. All direct and indirect costs of any subaward must be included in the total direct costs of the primary award. Submission Guidelines and Requirements 1. Only qualified individuals with prior experience as Principal Investigators (PIs) for military and/or suicide-related research should submit a letter of intent (LOI). 2. The Letter of Intent (LOI) should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 17, 2017. LOI submissions are to be made through our website: https://msrc.fsu.edu/loi. 3.
Proposals will be by invitation only and include a Narrative/Research Strategy (limit 12 pages), Abstract (1 page), Statement of Work (limit 5 pages), and a detailed budget. Full details on proposal requirements will be distributed with invitations. 4. The LOI must be clear and legible. Documents must conform to the following guidelines: a. Type Font: 11 point or greater (Times New Roman is strongly recommended). b. Margins: Minimum of 1 inch on all sides. c. Length: No more than three double spaced pages. d. Acronyms: Spell out all acronyms the first time they are used. e. References: List the references according to current APA or AMA format. Do not send or attach copies of articles in print. This does not count toward page limit. LOIs must be submitted as a PDF using the following file name format: LOI_Research_PI Last Name_PI First Initital.PDF.
If you are interested in applying, the LOI must be submitted via the MSRC website no later than 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Soberay at Kelly.Soberay@va.gov.