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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: Arson AND Research and development

Number of Awards: 36
Total Amount Awarded: $12,808,955

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 Study of the Reliability of Fire Pattern Indicators Used in Wildland Fire Investigation (Subaward to grant 2020-R2-CX-0047) Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0005 $27,287 Open
2019 Design and Testing of a Computational Aid for Fire Debris Data Interpretation Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2019-DU-BX-0016 $321,025 Open
2019 Development of an Interactive Database of Contemporary Material Properties for Computer Fire Modeling Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC. IL 2019-DU-BX-0018 $583,545 Open
2019 Extraction of Ignitable Liquid Residues by Dynamic Capillary Headspace Sampling and Comparison to the Carbon Strip Method Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-19-RO-0007 $99,865 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 Characterization and Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Signatures and Debris NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN TX 2018-MU-BX-0004 $635,430 Open
2018 Development of CFAST Based Fire Simulation Toolkit for Fire Investigators NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE TX 2018-R2-CX-0032 $487,386 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Investigating Kinetic and Thermodynamic Approaches to Predict Evaporation of Gasoline at Elevated Temperatures for Fire Debris Applications NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI 2018-DU-BX-0225 $466,769 Open
2018 Post-Blast Explosives Attribution NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MA 2018-DU-BX-0193 $599,738 Past Project Period End Date
2017 Development and Implementation of a Fire Debris Inference Validation Database: Moving to Probabilistic Statements of the Strength of the Evidence NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2017-IJ-CX-0023 $496,976 Open
2017 Electrochemical Paper-based Sensors for the Trace Detection of Explosives Compounds in a Crime Scene NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN 2017-DN-BX-0172 $229,923 Past Project Period End Date
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 Extended Development, Verification, and Validation of a Blast Dynamics Simulator for Post-Blast Forensic Investigations NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics University of North Carolina at Charlotte NC 2017-R2-CX-0009 $46,094 Open
2016 Determination of Material Property Input Data for Fire Modeling Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Jensen Hughes, Inc. MD 2016-DN-BX-0185 $548,877 Closed
2016 Lightweight Impact-Resistant and Flame-Retardant Materials: Lessons from Biology NIJ FY 16 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics The Regents of the University of California CA 2016-R2-CX-0015 $48,391 Closed
2016 Personal Telemetry Using Wireless Body Area Networks NIJ FY 16 Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics The Regents of the University of California, Irvine CA 2016-R2-CX-0014 $47,783 Closed
2015 Study of the Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns and electrical system Damage in Single Family Homes Incorporating Modern Construction Practices NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Underwriters Laboratories Inc. IL 2015-DN-BX-K052 $999,081 Closed
2015 Substrate Pyrolysis Database Expansion, Evaluation and Use NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes University of Central Florida FL 2015-DN-BX-K051 $396,719 Closed
2015 Temperature Sensors Embedded in Paint for Fire Debris Analysis and Arson Scene Investigations NIJ FY 15 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Washington State University WA 2015-DN-BX-K073 $517,243 Closed
2011 Degraded Ignitable Liquids Database: An Applied Study of Weathering and Bacterial Degradation on the Chromatographic Patterns of ASTM E 1618 Ignitable Liquid Classes NIJ FY 11 Applied Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The University of Central Florida FL 2011-DN-BX-K539 $470,545 Closed
2010 Development of a Sampling System to Stabilize Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris NIJ FY 10 Research and Development on Forensic Crime Scene and Medicolegal Death Investigations The Trustees of Indiana University IN 2010-DN-BX-K036 $239,025 Closed
2010 Electrical Fires' Forensic Signatures of Fire Cause Events NIJ FY 10 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines Jensen Hughes, Inc. MD 2010-DN-BX-K218 $325,715 Closed
2010 Forensic Investigation Techniques for Inspecting Electrical Conductors Involved in Fire NIJ FY 10 Research and Development on Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Science Applications Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. MD 2010-DN-BX-K246 $205,087 Closed
2010 Interpretation of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Analysis: Effect of Competitive Adsoprtion, Development of an Expert System and Assessment of the False Positive/Incorrect Assignment Rate NIJ FY 10 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines Marshall University Research Corporation WV 2010-DN-BX-K272 $540,752 Closed
2010 Reducing Uncertainty of Quantifying the Burning Rate of Upholstered Furniture NIJ FY 10 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines Southwest Research Institute TX 2010-DN-BX-K221 $497,688 Closed