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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: Investigations

Number of Awards: 316
Total Amount Awarded: $140,121,818

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2023 Assessing Solvability Factors in Missing Person Cases: A Mixed-Method Approach NIJ FY23 Graduate Research Fellowship BOARD OF REGENTS OF NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION NV 15PNIJ-23-GG-01941-RESS $110,998 Open
2023 Impact of Relic DNA on Forensic Microbiome Applications in Criminal Investigations NIJ FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE TN 15PNIJ-23-GG-04205-RESS $229,454 Open
2023 Internal Affairs Complaint Investigations: A Multi-Site Comparison NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Policing Practices, Accountability Mechanisms, and Alternatives UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MA 15PNIJ-23-GG-05497-RESS $907,011 Open
2022 Application of Analytical Chemistry to Test the Accuracy of Human Residual Odor Detection by Cadaver Dogs NIJ FY22 Research and Development in Forensic Sciences for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE TN 15PNIJ-22-GG-04412-SLFO $395,516 Open
2022 Improving Strategies for Investigating & Prosecuting Hate Crimes: A National Yet Local Approach NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FL 15PNIJ-22-GG-01000-RESS $994,787 Open
2021 Scalable Multiphone Targeted Data Extraction System Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY FL 15PNIJ-21-GG-04155-RESS $600,984 Open
2020 Study of the Reliability of Fire Pattern Indicators Used in Wildland Fire Investigation Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MA 2020-R2-CX-0047 $519,893 Open
2019 Advancing Visual Analytics and Computational Science to Combat Human Trafficking Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019 Georgia Tech Research Corporation GA 2019-R2-CX-0042 $86,428 Closed
2019 Improving the Investigation, Clearance Rates, and Victim Restoration of Robberies: A Randomized Controlled Experiment Research and Evaluation on Policing, FY 2019 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY VA 2019-R2-CX-0024 $548,246 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 Closed
2018 An Evaluation of Victim Centered, Trauma Informed Interview Training for Sexual Assault Investigators using Standardized Patient Actors: A Randomized Controlled Trial NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE KY 2018-VA-CX-0003 $335,131 Closed
2018 Decontamination of Crime Scene Equipment: Evaluating Current Methods and Determining Best Practices NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE NC 2018-DU-BX-0226 $171,041 Closed
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 Closed
2018 Using Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Expose Darknet Opioid Traffickers NIJ FY18 Artificial Intelligence Technology Applied Research and Development for Law Enforcement Applications WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2018-75-CX-0032 $985,950 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Using Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modeling in Assessing the Impact of Police Signaling on Investigative and Prosecutorial Outcomes in Sexual Assault Reports NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY OH 2018-VA-CX-0002 $714,199 Closed
2017 Capillary Zone Electrophoresis Automated Fraction Collection for the Forensic Analysis of Sexual Assault Evidence NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DU LAC IN 2017-IJ-CX-0003 $40,780 Closed
2017 Hate Crimes in Miami-Dade County: Improving Awareness, Service Delivery, Reporting, Investigation, and Prosecution NIJ FY17 Research on Hate Crimes FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FL 2017-IJ-CX-0031 $499,597 Closed
2017 Stop Snitching or Keep Talking? Civilian Information Provision to the Baltimore Police NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA 2017-IJ-CX-0011 $32,000 Closed
2016 Analyzing the Impact of Virtual Reality and 3D Capture Technology on Crime Scene Investigation Research and Evaluation in Support of the Recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI 2016-IJ-CX-0017 $265,103 Closed
2016 Application for Funding to Support the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) National Missing and Unidentified Persons System UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 2016-MU-BX-K007 $4,700,000 Past Project Period End Date
2016 Evaluating and improving practices employed by U.S. forensic scientists to locate critical literature for use in investigations New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Texas A&M University TX 2016-R2-CX-0054 $149,634 Closed
2016 Understanding the Expert Decision Making Process in Forensic Footwear Examinations: Accuracy, Decision Rules, Predictive Value and the Conditional Probability of an Outcome Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2016-DN-BX-0152 $213,735 Closed
2015 An Investigation into the genetic basis of human facial morphology and its prediction from DNA, using a globally distributed panel of individuals from the US and Europe. NIJ FY 15 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Trustees of Indiana University IN 2015-R2-CX-0023 $37,788 Closed
2015 Cross-Jurisdictional Comparison of Sexual Assault Kit Backlogs and their Criminal Justice Consequences NIJ FY 15 Data Resources Program Baylor College of Medicine TX 2015-R2-CX-0040 $39,999 Closed
2015 Pasco Sheriff's Office Cold Case Initiative: Solving Cold Cases with DNA NIJ FY 15 Non-solicited Applications Pasco County Sheriffs Office FL 2014-DN-BX-K466 $116,747 Closed