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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: Trace evidence

Number of Awards: 1,088
Total Amount Awarded: $250,671,899

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2023 Accuracy, Efficacy, and Reproducibility of Muzzle-to-Target Distance Determination using Gunshot Residue NIJ FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes NOBLIS, INC. VA 15PNIJ-23-GG-04222-MUMU $872,282 Open
2023 Beyond Suspect Identification: Fingerprint Aging with Machine Learning and Multidimensional Chemical Analysis NIJ FY23 Graduate Research Fellowship IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IA 15PNIJ-23-GG-01950-RESS $111,000 Open
2023 Comprehensive Evaluation of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Approaches to Predict Evaporation of Ignitable Liquids for Fire Debris Applications NIJ FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI 15PNIJ-23-GG-04231-RESS $262,678 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 Strengthening Scientific Foundations for Advancing Best Practices in the Collection, Storage, Analysis, and Interpretation of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residues NIJ FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 15PNIJ-23-GG-04218-SLFO $564,733 Open
2023 Time Since Deposition for Touch DNA Evidence NIJ FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 15PNIJ-23-GG-04217-MUMU $389,621 Open
2022 Applied Research in the Characterization, Identification, and Comparison of Pigmented Fiber Evidence MICROTRACE LLC IL 15PNIJ-21-GG-04185-RESS $167,469 Open
2022 Assessing the reliability of modern µXRF technology for expanded impact on the forensic examination and interpretation of trace evidence NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 15PNIJ-22-GG-03571-SLFO $388,814 Open
2022 Ionic liquid-solvated near infrared dyes for detection of trace blood spatter in textiles under ambient lighting conditions NIJ FY22 Research and Development in Forensic Sciences for Criminal Justice Purposes UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MS 15PNIJ-22-GG-04427-RESS $431,907 Open
2021 A Universal Method for the Detection of Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue based on Fast Fluorescence Mapping and Raman Spectroscopic Identification Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE NY 15PNIJ-21-GG-04153-RESS $632,138 Open
2021 Applied Research in the Characterization, Identification, and Comparison of Pigmented Fiber Evidence Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 MICROTRACE LLC IL 15PNIJ-21-GG-04185-RESS $107,541 Open
2021 Data fusion from infrared elemental, MSP and Raman analysis techniques to the maximization of the efficiency of the analytical sequence for the forensic examination of paint evidence Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY TX 15PNIJ-21-GG-04163-RESS $338,823 Open
2021 Deep Learning to Enhance Investigative Lead Information for Automotive Clear Coats Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY OK 15PNIJ-21-GG-04182-RESS $196,373 Open
2021 Research and Evaluation of the Implementation and Use of Continuous Probabilistic Genotyping Software to Improve the Interpretation of Forensic DNA Mixtures Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2021 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH TX 15PNIJ-21-GG-02710-SLFO $377,311 Open
2021 Transfer, Persistence and DNA Source Attribution of Trace Biological Material in Digital Penetration Assault Cases Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES FL 15PNIJ-21-GG-04147-RESS $550,440 Open
2020 An Affinity-Free, Centrifugal Microfluidic System for Rapid, Automated Differential Extraction Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 RECTOR & VISITORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA VA 2020-DQ-BX-0024 $466,886 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 Closed
2020 Assessing the Strength of Trace Evidence Fracture Fits Through a Comprehensive, Systematic, and Quantifiable Approach Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2020-DQ-BX-0012 $466,543 Past Project Period End Date
2020 Linking Internal Organ Microbiome and Metabolome Composition to Cause of Death in Medicolegal Investigations NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2020 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO CA 2017-MU-MU-4042 $393,503 Closed
2020 Utilizing eDNA from Four Biological Taxa Associated with Geologic Evidence for Sample-to-Sample Comparisons and Study Site Separation Graduate Research Fellowship, Fiscal Year 2020 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NC 2020-R2-CX-0035 $150,000 Open
2019 Application of Particle-Correlated Raman Spectroscopy for the Forensic Examination of Soils Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, INCORPORATED CT 2019-DU-BX-0017 $686,336 Open
2019 Determining Time Since Deposition of Epithelial Cell Samples Using Intrinsic Fluorescence Signatures Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2019-DU-BX-0041 $469,468 Past Project Period End Date
2019 Development of a Baseline Survey of Random Presence of Glass and Paint for the Interpretation of Evidence in the U.S. Courts Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION WV 2019-DU-BX-0015 $326,820 Closed
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 Past Project Period End Date
2019 Development of Microscopical Methods for the Systematic Analysis of Chemically Reacted, Improvised Low Explosives and Related Residues Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 MCCRONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE IL 2019-DU-BX-0047 $157,863 Past Project Period End Date