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

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Topic: Forensic sciences

Number of Awards: 4,431
Total Amount Awarded: $1,875,850,665

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 A Skeletal Atlas of Elder Abuse:Establishing Markers of Physical Abuse and Developing a Digital Diagnostic Tool for Education and Screening. Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals, Fiscal Year 2020 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY AZ 2020-75-CX-0005 $1,035,328 Open
2020 Accounting for Covariates in Forensic Error Rate Assessment and Evidence Interpretation NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2020 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE FL 2019-DU-BX-4011 $495,056 Open
2020 An Assessment of Probabilistic Approaches to mtDNA Mixture Interpretation Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE PA 2020-DQ-BX-0004 $205,963 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 An examination of musculoskeletal markers in modern populations for forensic analysis and identification purposes Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TX 2020-R2-CX-0042 $150,000 Open
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 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Assessing Class Consistency and Common Source Using 3D Virtual Comparison Microscopy in Firearm Forensics Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 CADRE RESEARCH LABS (ILLINOIS) LLC IL 2020-DQ-BX-0028 $199,615 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Assessment of the Contribution to Drug Impaired Driving from Emerging and Undertested Drugs Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 FREDRIC RIEDERS FAMILY RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION PA 2020-DQ-BX-0009 $478,783 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Body mass estimation using bone micro- and macro-structure: a practical approach using CT imaging and computer analysis Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TX 2020-R2-CX-0048 $683,542 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Comparative Assessment of Emerging Technologies for Body Fluid Identification Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 FREDRIC RIEDERS FAMILY RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION PA 2020-DQ-BX-0015 $501,115 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Determining Fracture Timing from Histological Characteristics of Cortical Bone Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 MAYO CLINIC ARIZONA AZ 2020-75-CX-0015 $462,240 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Develop non-PCR-based target enrichment reagents and methods for MPS analysis of forensic DNA Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 The Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA 2020-R2-CX-0029 $100,000 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Developing Subadult Sex Estimation Standards Using Adult Morphological Sex Traits and an Ontogenetic Approach Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Reno NV 2020-R2-CX-0024 $100,000 Awarded, but not yet accepted
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 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Evaluation of Digital Evidence Processing Efficiencies in Publicly Funded Crime Laboratories Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE NC 2020-DQ-BX-0016 $348,052 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 FileTSAR+ An Elastic Network Forensic Toolkit for Law Enforcement Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN 2020-DQ-BX-0008 $400,973 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Finding the Missing and Unidentified: The Application of Predictive Modeling, Ground-Penetrating Radar, and Small Unmanned Aircraft-Mounted Infrared Imagery for the Detection of Unmarked Graves Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TX 2020-R2-CX-0043 $150,000 Open
2020 Forensic tool to identify fall characteristics in infant skull fracture Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, THE UT 2020-75-CX-0014 $557,607 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Genetic disease to improve human identification from the skin microbiome Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 University of North Texas Health Science Center TX 2020-R2-CX-0046 $81,058 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 GIS Application for Building a Nationally Representative Forensic Taphonomy Database Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY SC 2020-DQ-BX-0025 $457,536 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Isotope Analysis of Modern Remains in Forensics: Optimizing Sample Preparation Methods for Accurate and Reliable Carbonate and Collagen Isotope Analysis Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY AZ 2020-R2-CX-0034 $150,000 Open
2020 LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modification Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FL 2020-R2-CX-0023 $100,000 Open
2020 Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrode Arrays for Rapid In-Field Analysis of Trace Illicit Substances in Oral Fluid Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC 2020-R2-CX-0036 $150,000 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 NIJ National Center on Forensics NIJ National Center on Forensics, Fiscal Year 2020 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY VA 2020-MU-CX-0001 $2,000,000 Awarded, but not yet accepted
2020 Positive identification using frontal sinus comparisons: Developing empirically-based guidelines Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 DES MOINES UNIVERSITY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER IA 2020-75-CX-0013 $357,871 Awarded, but not yet accepted
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 Awarded, but not yet accepted