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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: Trace evidence AND Research and development

Number of Awards: 151
Total Amount Awarded: $61,805,724

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 Analysis of Small Particles Adhering to the Edges of Duct Tape as a Means to Make Associations in a Way that is Independent of Manufactured Characteristics Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 STONEY FORENSIC, INC. VA 2020-MU-CX-0018 $871,366 Open
2020 Assessing the Strength of Trace Evidence Fracture Fits Through a Comprehensive, Systematic, and Quantifiable Approach Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2020-DQ-BX-0012 $466,543 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 Linking Internal Organ Microbiome and Metabolome Composition to Cause of Death in Medicolegal Investigations NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2020 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO CA 2017-MU-MU-4042 $393,503 Open
2020 Potential Postmortem Microbial Biomarkers of Infant Death Investigation Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI 2020-75-CX-0012 $530,242 Open
2020 Utilizing eDNA from Four Biological Taxa Associated with Geologic Evidence for Sample-to-Sample Comparisons and Study Site Separation Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NC 2020-R2-CX-0035 $150,000 Open
2019 Application of Particle-Correlated Raman Spectroscopy for the Forensic Examination of Soils Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, INCORPORATED CT 2019-DU-BX-0017 $686,336 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 Determining Time Since Deposition of Epithelial Cell Samples Using Intrinsic Fluorescence Signatures Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2019-DU-BX-0041 $469,468 Open
2019 Development of a Baseline Survey of Random Presence of Glass and Paint for the Interpretation of Evidence in the U.S. Courts Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2019-DU-BX-0015 $326,820 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 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 Development of Microscopical Methods for the Systematic Analysis of Chemically Reacted, Improvised Low Explosives and Related Residues Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 MC CRONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. IL 2019-DU-BX-0047 $157,863 Open
2019 Estimating the postmortem interval of human skeletal remains using rapid, inexpensive microbiome tools Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CO 2019-DU-BX-0010 $390,748 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 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 Validation of a Single Instrument, Single Sample Protocol for the Detection of the Inorganicand Organic Constituents of Firearms Discharge Residue Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY WV 2019-R2-CX-0044 $100,000 Open
2019 Virbrational Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residue: Detection, Identification and Characterization Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE NY 2019-R2-CX-0035 $150,000 Open
2018 A FOUNDATIONAL STUDY OF FIRE DEBRIS INTERPRETATION USING QUANTITATIVE MEASURES OF CHROMATOGRAPHIC FEATURES WITH THE APPLICATION OF ACE-V METHODOLOGY NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE VA 2018-DU-BX-0174 $176,490 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Analysis and Characterization of Smokeless Powders and Smokeless Powder Residues NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2018-R2-CX-0008 $150,000 Open
2018 Characterization of Modern Ammunition and Background Profiles: A Novel Approach and Probabilistic Interpretation of Inorganic Gunshot Residue NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY WV 2018-R2-CX-0009 $100,000 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Classification Procedure for Lubricant Stains and Samples Collected from Sexual Assaults NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2018-MU-BX-0002 $354,195 Open
2018 Development of a probabilistic multiclass model selection algorithm for high-dimension and complex data encountered in forensic pattern and trace evidence. NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY SD 2018-R2-CX-0010 $149,942 Open
2018 DNA Contamination, Degradation, Damage and Associated Microbiomes: A Comparative Analysis through Massive Parallel Sequencing and Capillary Electrophoresis NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OK 2018-DU-BX-0205 $477,609 Open