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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: Impression and pattern AND Research and development

Number of Awards: 157
Total Amount Awarded: $70,637,271

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 Interoperability of 3D Impressed Firearm Toolmarks Measurements Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0004 $497,293 Open
2020 Quantitative Evaluation of Footwear Evidence: Advancing the Footwear Impression Comparison System (FICS) towards Casework Application Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0010 $609,700 Open
2019 A Quantitative Understanding of Uniqueness and Reproducibility of Firearm Toolmark Surfaces Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-19-RO-0009 $458,108 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 Automatic Acquisition and Identification of Footwear Class Characteristics Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 Iowa State University of Science and Technology IA 2019-MU-MU-0096 $380,405 Closed
2019 Black Box and White Box Forensic Examiner Evaluations - Understanding the Details NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2019 Federal Bureau of Investigation DJO-NIJ-19-RO-0010 $141,856 Open
2019 Development of Dual-Resolution 3D Imaging Device and Software Tools for Shoe and Tire Impression Evidence Collection, Visualization, and Recognition Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN 2019-R2-CX-0069 $823,804 Open
2019 Expanding the Scope and Efficiency of 3D Surface Topography Analysis in Firearm Forensics Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 CADRE RESEARCH LABS (ILLINOIS) LLC IL 2019-DU-BX-0012 $194,505 Open
2019 Fluid Dynamic Studies of Bloody Fingermarks Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 Iowa State University of Science and Technology IA 2019-75-CX-0018 $159,122 Closed
2019 Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Year 3 NIJ FY19 Continuations Research Triangle Institute NC 2016-MU-BX-K110 $5,025,853 Open
2019 Interpretation and Processing of User Generated Audio Recordings Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC MT 2019-DU-BX-0019 $216,518 Open
2019 Latent Fingerprint Image Enhancement & Matching Using Deep Generative Adversarial Networks Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY WV 2019-R2-CX-0041 $99,618 Open
2019 The Viability of Virtual Peer Review and Microscopic Verification Versus Traditional On-site Review Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 WASHINGTON STATE PATROL WA 2019-DU-BX-0001 $611,226 Open
2018 Black Box Evaluation of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Conclusions NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes NOBLIS, INC. VA 2018-DU-BX-0214 $1,086,976 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Coping with Close Non-Matches in Latent Print Comparison (re-)Training NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE NC 2018-DU-BX-0227 $616,407 Open
2018 Establishing a National Firearms and Toolmark Statistical Background Population for Calculation of Error Rates NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes National Institute of Standards and Technology 2016-DNR-6257-3 $550,615 Open
2018 Evaluation of 3D Virtual Comparison Microscopy for Firearm Forensics within the Crime Lab NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Cadre Research Labs, LLC IL 2018-DU-BX-0216 $198,000 Closed
2018 Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Option Year 2 NIJ FY18 Continuations Research Triangle Institute NC 2016-MU-BX-K110 $3,499,965 Open
2018 Physical Characteristics of Spatter Stains on Textiles: Influence of Impact Surface Texture, Blood Drop Volume and Blood Drop Velocity NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NC 2018-R2-CX-0033 $272,463 Open
2018 Physics and Statistical Models for Physical Match Analysis Utilizing 3D Microscopy of Fracture Surfaces NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IA 2018-R2-CX-0034 $681,664 Open
2018 Poisson Processes and Randomly Acquired Characteristics: Are Wear Features on Footwear Randomly Distributed? NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2018-MU-MU-0003 $178,080 Open
2017 Development of next-generation fingermark lifters and on-the-spot visualization devices NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IL 2017-DN-BX-0167 $628,327 Open
2017 Examination of the Use of Fire Dynamics Analysis Techniques With Furniture Fueled Fires NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC. IL 2017-DN-BX-0163 $570,790 Past Project Period End Date
2017 Firearm Forensics Black-Box Studies for Examiners and Algorithms using Measured 3D Surface Topographies NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Cadre Research Labs, LLC IL 2017-IJ-CX-0024 $196,415 Closed
2017 Interpretation and Analysis of Recorded Gunshot Sounds NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC MT 2017-DN-BX-0179 $236,000 Past Project Period End Date