2022 HIPRC Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award program

2022 HIPRC Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award program

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: January 6th, 2022

The HIPRC Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award program provides resources to graduate students and postdoctoral trainee investigators looking to conduct an injury-related project. A maximum of $3,000 (direct costs only) is available to be used towards the work. If your research includes Human Subjects, you can apply if your IRB is currently approved or exempt. This fund will not support animal research. The work must be completed within one year of funding or before the applicant finishes their training program, whichever comes first. Completion includes submitting a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal and presenting project findings at an HIPRC Works-in-Progress Session. Quarterly progress reports are required and must be provided to the sponsor. The budget period is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023.

Deadline for Applications: 5:00 PM PDT Thursday, March 31, 2022

Submit the application by email to hilairet@uw.edu as a single pdf. In the subject line, please note “Rivara Injury Research Award Application”

Focus of the RFA

In your proposal, please describe how this work will address an important research question that will advance knowledge of injury prevention, treatment, or recovery. The research topic should be related to one or more of the topic areas of the HIPRC: injury health equity, safe transport, traumatic brain injury, violence prevention, firearm injury and policy, injury care, or global injury prevention. The research should also help to advance the career of the applicant.

Eligible Investigators:

  • Eligible investigators must be affiliated with the University of Washington
  • Graduate students, Postdoctoral trainees, and Fellows are eligible to apply
  • Applications are limited to one per investigator


The application follows NIH formatting guidelines and includes:

  1. Cover Page
  2. Project title and abstract (250 word maximum)
  3. Research plan, 2 pages (references do not count towards page limit; figures/tables do count in 2-page research plan; supplemental documents are not allowed)
  4. Budget and Budget Justification
  5. NIH format Biosketch for all investigators (senior/key personnel)

Allowable Costs:

  • Materials/supplies/datasets
  • Service costs (e.g., transcription)
  • Project personnel (e.g., research assistant)
  • Study incentives


  • Standard letter paper size
  • At least one-half inch margins for all pages
  • Fonts must be 11 point or larger (smaller text in figures, etc. is acceptable if legible when viewed at 100%)
  • Line spacing: no more than 6 lines per vertical inch
  • Text color: black
  • Recommended fonts: Arial, Garamond, Georgia, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, Times New Roman, Verdana (others are acceptable if they meet the above requirements).


Applications will undergo scientific peer review from a panel of experts, using the standard NIH grading format. Feedback from the review will be provided to all applicants. Consideration will be given to the scientific strength of the study, feasibility, innovation of the project proposal, fit within HIPRC research priorities, and utility in advancing the applicant’s career within injury science. Funding decisions will be made within 6-8 weeks of the application deadline. Feedback from the review will be provided to all applicants to strengthen the proposed work and future applications regardless of the funding decision.