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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: Impression and pattern

Number of Awards: 152
Total Amount Awarded: $61,196,456

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
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 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, 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 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 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 Open
2018 Coping with Close Non-Matches in Latent Print Comparison (re-)Training NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes RTI International NC 2018-DU-BX-0227 $616,407 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 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 Open
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 MT 2017-DN-BX-0179 $236,000 Open
2017 Kinematic Validation of FDE Determinations about Writership in Questioned Handprinting and Handwriting NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes The Regents of the Univ. of Calif., U.C. San Diego CA 2017-DN-BX-0148 $464,910 Open
2017 Optimization and Statistical Testing of Experimental and Computer Methodologies for Evaluation of the LIT-MIA Thermal Imaging Method for Recovery of Defaced Serial Numbers NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Idaho State University ID 2017-DN-BX-0173 $199,688 Open
2017 Physical and Chemical Trace Evidence from 3D-Printed Firearms NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics The University of Mississippi MS 2017-IJ-CX-0001 $50,000 Open
2017 Pressure factors in cartridge case comparisons NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes West Virginia University Research Corporation WV 2017-DN-BX-0161 $378,501 Open
2017 Statistical Error Estimation for an Objective Measure of Similarity to a Latent Image NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes George Mason University VA 2017-IJ-CX-0029 $470,372 Closed
2017 Testing the Accuracy and Reliability of Palmar Friction Ridge Comparisons: A Black Box Study NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Research Triangle Institute NC 2017-DN-BX-0170 $370,454 Open
2017 The Fluid Dynamics of Forensic Bloodstain Analysis: Droplet Impact on Inclined Surfaces NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Georgia Tech Research Corporation GA 2017-IJ-CX-0028 $683,619 Open