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Awards: Listing of Funded Projects

Every year, NIJ awards grants and cooperative agreements for research, development, evaluation, testing and training and technical assistance projects across the spectrum of criminal justice.
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Fiscal year 2021 Awards

NIJ grantees will be notified through the JustGrants system when they have received an award. All grants not awarded by September 30th will be made as soon as possible on a rolling basis and no later than December 31, 2021. Applicants not receiving a FY 2021 award, for which they competitively applied, will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than the calendar year-end. Please continue to visit the NIJ website for updates on NIJ grant awards. NIJ will update the list below as they are released.

Number of Awards: 7,067
Total Amount Awarded: $3,667,360,993

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 Developing Subadult Sex Estimation Standards Using Adult Morphological Sex Traits and an Ontogenetic Approach Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION NV 2020-R2-CX-0024 $100,000 Open
2020 Development of an Open Source Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) Search Software and Library Building Tool for the Analysis of Complex Drug Mixtures Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0012 $198,290 Open
2020 Developmental evaluation of a combinatorial qPCR multiplex for forensic body fluid identification Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2020-R2-CX-0031 $49,994 Open
2020 Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks through Mathematical Modeling: Addressing Replacement Effects and Uncertain Information Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE NY 2020-R2-CX-0022 $100,000 Open
2020 Effects of Contradictory Signals on Post-Prison Labor Market Outcomes Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, THE OH 2020-R2-CX-0021 $91,465 Open
2020 Efficient and Effective SNP System for Analysis of Highly Degraded DNA Samples Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 2020-DQ-BX-0005 $444,723 Open
2020 Emerging Drug Threats NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0006 $125,000 Open
2020 Enhancing Response to Victims: A Formative Evaluation of OVC's Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services Program Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE NC 2020-V3-GX-0074 $804,300 Open
2020 Evaluability Assessment of the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice's Elder Abuse Shelter Services Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 RAND CORPORATION, THE CA 2020-V3-GX-0077 $302,950 Open
2020 Evaluating the Robustness and Ruggedness of a Statistical Method for Comparison of Mass Spectral Data for Seized Drug Identification Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI 2020-DQ-BX-0001 $228,918 Open
2020 Evaluation of Digital Evidence Processing Efficiencies in Publicly Funded Crime Laboratories Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE NC 2020-DQ-BX-0016 $348,052 Open
2020 Evaluation of nuclear DNA from rootless hair for forensic purposes Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ CA 2020-DQ-BX-0014 $747,384 Open
2020 Examining Radicalization's Risk and Protective Factors: A Case-control Study of Violent Extremists, Non-criminal Extremists & Regular Homicide Offenders Research and Evaluation of Domestic Terrorism Prevention, Fiscal Year 2020 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI 2020-ZA-CX-0001 $771,610 Open
2020 Examining the Black Box: A Formative and Evaluability Assessment of Cross-sectoral Approaches for Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL NC 2020-VA-CX-0003 $539,232 Open
2020 Expanded Quantitative Cannabinoid Testing in Biological Specimens to Combat the Ever Changing Cannabis Landscape Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE VA 2020-DQ-BX-0017 $290,353 Open
2020 Experimental and numerical investigations for the prediction of depth of calcination of gypsum plasterboards under fire exposure Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY KY 2020-R2-CX-0050 $241,305 Open
2020 Exploring Pathways to Desistance and Adjustment in Adulthood Among Juvenile Justice-Involved Females Longitudinal Research on Delinquency and Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON OR 2020-JX-FX-0003 $817,514 Open
2020 FileTSAR+ An Elastic Network Forensic Toolkit for Law Enforcement Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN 2020-DQ-BX-0008 $400,973 Open
2020 Finding the Missing and Unidentified: The Application of Predictive Modeling, Ground-Penetrating Radar, and Small Unmanned Aircraft-Mounted Infrared Imagery for the Detection of Unmarked Graves Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TX 2020-R2-CX-0043 $150,000 Open
2020 Forensic Technology Center of Excellence NIJ Fiscal Year 2020 Continuations Research Triangle Institute NC 2016-MU-BX-K110 $1,649,993 Open
2020 Forensic tool to identify fall characteristics in infant skull fracture Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, THE UT 2020-75-CX-0014 $557,607 Open
2020 Front-end differentiation of contributor cell populations and estimation of DNA content in trace biological samples using novel cellular signatures Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2020-DQ-BX-0023 $382,296 Open
2020 FY20 Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium - Option Year 2 NIJ Fiscal Year 2020 Continuations Research Triangle Institute NC 2018-75-CX-K003 $3,500,000 Open
2020 Genetic distance to improve human identification from the skin microbiome Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 2020-R2-CX-0046 $81,058 Open
2020 GIS Application for Building a Nationally Representative Forensic Taphonomy Database Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY SC 2020-DQ-BX-0025 $457,536 Open