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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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Subtopic: Forensic biology AND Research and development

Number of Awards: 96
Total Amount Awarded: $60,594,887

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 A Rapid, Microfluidic Transcriptomic Method for Body Fluid Identification from Forensic Samples Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 RECTOR & VISITORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA VA 2020-DQ-BX-0027 $436,934 Open
2019 A DNA Barcoding Strategy for Blow and Flesh Flies Encountered During Medicolegal Casework Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 HARRIS, COUNTY OF TX 2019-DU-BX-0022 $20,685 Open
2019 Application of the Human Virome to Touched Objects and Hair Shafts Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA NE 2019-75-CX-0017 $443,931 Open
2019 Assessing Methods to Enhance and Preserve Proteinaceous Impressions from the Skin of Decedents during the Early Stages of Decomposition while Examining Environmental Variations across Seasons Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 MADONNA UNIVERSITY MI 2019-R2-CX-0070 $253,010 Open
2019 Bio-inspired Material-integrated Beads for Differential Extraction of Sperm in Forensic Applications Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY, THE CA 2019-NE-BX-0003 $499,545 Open
2019 Completion of the SONIC-DE 2.0 System for Implementation in Forensic Laboratories Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 RECTOR & VISITORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA VA 2019-NE-BX-0004 $175,791 Open
2019 Dense DNA Data for Enhanced Missing Persons Identification Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 2019-DU-BX-0046 $743,927 Open
2019 Development of a 2bRAD-seq Paternity Testing Pipeline for Complex and Mixed DNA Samples Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN TX 2019-R2-CX-0049 $150,000 Open
2019 Development of a Human Virome Based Microarray as a Forensic Tool Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA NE 2019-R2-CX-0048 $146,805 Open
2019 Forensic Application of Pollen DNA Barcoding Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2019-R2-CX-0039 $150,000 Open
2019 Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Year 3 NIJ FY19 Continuations Research Triangle Institute NC 2016-MU-BX-K110 $5,025,853 Open
2019 Germ-Line Transformation of Forensically Important Flies Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FL 2019-DU-BX-0013 $279,983 Open
2019 Human Decomposition: Effect of Indoor Versus Outdoor Decomposition on the Microbiome of Human Cadavers and Implications for Future Forensic Research Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY TX 2019-DU-BX-0025 $808,296 Open
2019 Improving Results from Touch DNA Evidence with Optimized Direct PCR Methods Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 BODE CELLMARK FORENSICS, INC. VA 2019-DU-BX-0009 $453,146 Open
2019 mtGenome Sequencing of Human Hair Shafts Using an MPS Approach Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE PA 2019-DU-BX-0045 $878,274 Open
2019 Nanobiosensor Arrays for On-Site Multiplexed Detection of Protein Markers to Identify Forensically Relevant Body Fluids Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT RIVERSIDE CA 2019-NE-BX-0006 $600,544 Open
2019 Optimizing the Analysis of DNA From Burned Bone Using Ancient DNA Techniques Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY AZ 2019-DU-BX-0044 $783,744 Open
2019 Personal Identification and Ancestral Characterization from Genetically Variant Peptides in Human Hair Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS CA 2019-R2-CX-0051 $50,000 Open
2019 Probabilistic Genotyping for Microhaplotypes Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DC 2019-DU-BX-0023 $192,764 Open
2019 Quantifying the Accuracy of Two Innovative Forensic Genetic Identification Techniques: Genealogical Searching and Low-Template DNA Mixture Analysis Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY CA 2019-DU-BX-0028 $395,773 Open
2019 Towards Commercialization: Preliminary developmental validation of a high resolution melt curve mixture prediction assay and SVM tool Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2019-DU-BX-0003 $399,699 Open
2019 Verification and evaluation of a miRNA panel for body fluid identification using DNA extracts Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2019-NE-BX-0005 $169,628 Open
2018 A fully continuous machine learning approach to predict the number of contributors in sequence-based DNA profiles NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NY 2018-DU-BX-0202 $431,917 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Autosomal DNA-STR Profiling of Directly Captured Spermatozoa from Post-Coital (3-10 Days) Cervico-Vaginal Samples NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2018-NE-BX-0001 $600,704 Open
2018 Better algorithms and chemistry for mixture interpretation NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 2018-DU-BX-0177 $694,525 Open