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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.

You may browse the table below and use filter options to view awards by award status, State, fiscal year, awardee name, city or perform a keyword search.

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Subtopic: Laboratory operations

Number of Awards: 2,730
Total Amount Awarded: $1,033,241,663

Funded Awards
FY Sort ascending Title Original Solicitation Recipient State Award Number Amount Status
2020 Development of an Open Source Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) Search Software and Library Building Tool for the Analysis of Complex Drug Mixtures Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0012 $198,290 Open
2020 Expanded Quantitative Cannabinoid Testing in Biological Specimens to Combat the Ever Changing Cannabis Landscape Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE VA 2020-DQ-BX-0017 $290,353 Open
2020 Research on Forensic Toxicological Laboratory Testing and Reporting Practices NIJ Non-solicited Applications, FY 2020 Federal Bureau of Investigation DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0008 $562,700 Open
2020 Sex-Based Targeted Recovery of Cells in a Heterogeneous Mixture: Separating Male and Female Like Cells Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NY 2020-DQ-BX-0019 $153,333 Open
2019 Adaptation of the DNAse I procedure to the Biomek NXP robotic platform for more efficient and automated sexual assault sample processing Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE VA 2019-NE-BX-0002 $250,636 Open
2019 Assessment of Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Evidence Selection Leading to Development of SAK Evidence Machine-Learning Model (SAK-ML Model) Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 PUBLIC SAFETY, UTAH DEPARTMENT OF UT 2019-NE-BX-0001 $250,000 Open
2019 Combining LC-MS/MS Product-Ion Scan Technology with GC-MS Analysis to Identify Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Fluidsand Tissues Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 MIAMI-DADE, COUNTY OF FL 2019-DU-BX-0002 $372,438 Open
2019 Probabilistic Genotyping for Microhaplotypes Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019 THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY VA 2019-DU-BX-0023 $192,764 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
2019 Towards Commercialization: Preliminary developmental validation of a high resolution melt curve mixture prediction assay and SVM tool Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY VA 2019-DU-BX-0003 $399,699 Open
2018 A Paradigm Shift in Forensic Toxicology Screening: The Development and Validation of Two Automated Sample Preparation Techniques for the Comprehensive Screening of Biological Matrices Using High Resol 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-0168 $448,063 Open
2018 Evaluation of Massively Parallel Sequencing Technology for Routine Forensic Casework NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories NEW YORK, CITY OF NY 2018-DU-BX-0166 $390,646 Open
2018 FY 2015 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program, 2015-DN-BX-0065 NIJ FY18 Non-solicited Applications PUBLIC SAFETY, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TX 2015-DN-BX-4065 $196,262 Past Project Period End Date
2018 FY 2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program - 2016-DN-BX-0125 NIJ FY18 Non-solicited Applications PUBLIC SAFETY, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TX 2016-DN-BX-4125 $199,919 Past Project Period End Date
2018 Increasing Safety, Speed, Sensitivity, and Selectivity of Controlled Substance Analysis NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories Maryland State Police MD 2018-DU-BX-0165 $299,234 Open
2018 Novel Quantitation Workflow for Improved Drug Surveillance NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH THE PA 2018-75-CX-0006 $624,989 Open
2017 City of Miami Police FY 2017 SAFE-ITR Inventory, Tracking and Reporting Project NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) City of Miami FL 2017-AK-BX-0013 $264,263 Open
2017 Gautier Police Department SAK Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) City of Gautier MS 2017-AK-BX-0132 $21,478 Open
2017 Improving Evidence Management: Best Practices for Handling, Preservation, Retention, and Tracking NIJ FY17 Non-solicited Applications National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-17-RO-0175-1 $207,700 Open
2017 New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision FY 2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking and Reporting Project. NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) New York State Department of Corrections and Community Super NY 2017-AK-BX-0012 $483,666 Open
2017 Pasco Sheriff's Evidence Tracking Automation NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) Pasco County Sheriff''s Office FL 2017-AK-BX-0008 $238,608 Open
2017 SAFE Evidence Tracker NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) City of Lake Mary FL 2017-AK-BX-0011 $6,130 Open
2017 Sexual Assault and Forensic Evidence Program NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FL 2017-AK-BX-0010 $58,771 Closed
2017 Tracking Sexual Assault Kits in Iowa NIJ FY17 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) Iowa Department of Justice IA 2017-MU-BX-0133 $796,985 Open
2016 A New Approach to Utilizing Evidence from Sexual Assault Kits in Texas: Benefits and Costs of a Universal Testing Statute Research and Evaluation in Support of the Recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing Police Foundation DC 2016-IJ-CX-0019 $235,794 Closed