Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $160,720)
This agreement is established under the 2020 NIJ-NSF Memorandum of Understanding for identifying and supporting forensic science relevant research and education activities. It provides NIJ co-funding for Year 5 of the two existing NSF Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS) awards to Florida International University and the University of South Alabama. NIJ and NSF have shared the administrative costs of this, the only Industry/University Cooperative Research Center dedicated to forensic science research. This IAA continues NIJ's support for the center.
- Continuation and Expansion of DCCI Stegextraction Project
- Detection and identification of hair dyes directly at a crime scene by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
- Evaluation of the Occurrence and Associative Value of NonIdentifiable Fingermarks on Unfired Ammunition in Handguns for Evidence Supporting Proof of Criminal Possession, Use and Intent