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Awards Listing

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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 As part of accomplishing its mission, NIJ awards grants and cooperative agreements for various research, development, and evaluation projects; forensic laboratory enhancement activities; and fellowship programs.

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Subtopic: Microbial analysis

Number of Awards: 28
Total Amount Awarded: $12,811,824

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
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, Univ of Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln NE 2019-75-CX-0017 $443,931 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, Univ of Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln NE 2019-R2-CX-0048 $146,805 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 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
2018 DNA Analysis and the Postmortem Submersion Interval from the Microbiome of Waterlogged Skeletal Remains NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Virginia Commonwealth University VA 2018-R2-CX-0016 $49,981 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 Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma OK 2018-DU-BX-0205 $477,609 Open
2018 Estimating the Postmortem Interval at Longer Timescales Using Bone NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Colorado State University CO 2018-R2-CX-0018 $150,000 Open
2018 Improving Machine Learning Methods for Predicting the Postmortem Interval Using Microbiome Data NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Colorado State University CO 2018-R2-CX-0017 $150,000 Open
2017 Improving Estimates of the Postmortem Interval with Metagenomics and Metabolomics NIJ FY17 Non-solicited Applications Colorado State University CO 2016-DN-BX-4194 $684,273 Open
2017 Linking internal organ microbiome and metabolome compositions to cause death in medicolegal investigations NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The University of Chicago IL 2017-MU-MU-0042 $532,286 Open
2017 Soil fungal and nematode community changes as a methodology for determining long-term postmortem interval after cadaver mass loss NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics The University of Tennessee TN 2017-R2-CX-0008 $50,000 Open
2017 The Human Virome as Trace Evidence in Forensic Investigation NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Board of Regents, Univ of Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln NE 2017-IJ-CX-0025 $698,382 Open
2016 A Predictive Knowledgebase Linking Microbial Signatures to Human Lifestyle Characteristics Non-solicited Applications The University of Chicago IL 2015-DN-BX-K430 $564,735 Closed
2016 Characterization and Quantification of Microbial Degradation of Sexual Lubricants NIJ FY 16 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics University of Central Florida FL 2016-DN-BX-0005 $50,000 Open
2016 Forensic Body Fluid Identification Using Microbiome Signature Attribution Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Virginia Commonwealth University VA 2016-DN-BX-0151 $443,598 Open
2016 Habitat Specialization and the Evolution of Dispersal Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The Regents of the University of Colorado CO 2016-DN-BX-0194 $684,273 Closed
2016 Identification of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin as a novel candidate trigger for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The Rockefeller University NY 2016-DN-BX-0176 $546,721 Open
2016 Surveying the Total Microbiome as Trace Evidence for Forensic Identification Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Albany State University GA 2016-DN-BX-0196 $637,735 Open
2015 A Predictive Knowledgebase Linking Microbial Signatures to Human Lifestyle Characteristics NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UChicago Argonne, LLC IL 2015-DN-BX-K030 $564,735 Closed
2015 Construction of the Forensic Microbiome Database with Enhanced GeoSourcing NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes J. Craig Venter Institute MD 2015-R2-CX-K036 $962,800 Open
2015 Evaluating the Skin Microbiome ad Trace Evidence NIJ FY 15 Non-solicited Applications The Regents of the University of California; University of California, San Diego CA 2014-R2-CX-K411 $637,942 Closed
2015 Human Microbiome Species and Genes for Human Identification NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes University of North Texas Health Science Center TX 2015-NE-BX-K006 $589,701 Closed
2015 Microbial Clocks for Estimating the Postmortem Interval of Human Remains at Three Anthropological Research Facilities NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The Regents of the University of Colorado CO 2015-DN-BX-K016 $863,485 Open
2014 Postmortem Interval Determination: A Metabolomics / Lipidomics Approach NIJ FY 14 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Lincoln Memorial University TN 2014-DN-BX-K010 $193,079 Closed
2014 Utilization of microbial structure and function in investigations of criminal justice NIJ FY 14 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Mississippi State University MS 2014-DN-BX-K008 $843,376 Closed