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Important Notices

Executed Agreements: Many of our solicitations encourage research partnerships and require applicants to include a strong letter of support, signed by an appropriate decision-making authority from each proposed partnering entity. NIJ continues to strongly encourage prospective applicants to submit executed agreements necessary to carrying out the work proposed with applications, if they can be obtained, but with an understanding of the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, NIJ will accept applications without them. Applicants selected for award will be required to submit completed agreements by January 1, 2021. Research partner agreements are formal written agreements with any research partner providing, generating, or substantively contributing to data used for research activities funded through this grant award. Funds will be withheld until such agreements have been received.

Due Date Extension: OJP is actively assessing the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on the FY 2020 grant application process.  At this time, solicitations with application due dates before April 1st will have a 2 week extension for submission.  We will continue to monitor the situation and determine if additional adjustments to closing dates will be needed.

Because most solicitations are competitive, we cannot have individual conversations concerning the solicitation with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning open solicitation should be submitted to the NCJRS Response Center by phone 1-800-851-3420 (TTY at 301-240-6310 for hearing impaired only), by email at [email protected], or via web chat.

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Research and Evaluation of Technology-Facilitated Abuse for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020

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With this solicitation, NIJ’s seeks proposals for research projects addressing the use of technologies such as texting, mobile applications, telecommunications networks, and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate another person, including adolescents. Examples of technology facilitated abuse include cyberstalking, sextortion, non-consensual pornography, doxing, or swatting.

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2020

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NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics including the crimes of homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation of Firearms Violence, Fiscal Year 2020

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NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the scientific knowledge base and produce findings with high practical utility to improve public safety.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, Fiscal Year 2020

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NIJ's Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The focus of this research solicitation is narcotics-related criminal investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to law enforcement and medicolegal death investigation activities. The FY2020 solicitation's drug priorities are methamphetamine and other stimulants, including diverted pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and their analogues.

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons, Fiscal Year 2020

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With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ is interested in research projects addressing both sex and labor trafficking. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: 1) Labor trafficking. 2) Demand reduction research; 3) Research to identify the health and wellness effects of trafficking victimization; and 4) Profiling recruitment tactics.

NIJ's Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Civilians Program, Fiscal Year 2020

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The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Civilians program offers a unique opportunity for law enforcement civilians to partner with LEADS Scholars, Alumni, and Academics in an effort to use data-driven strategies and locally-tailored research to advance their agency’s mission. NIJ is piloting the addition of LEADS Civilians with the goal of strengthening the LEADS programs ability to advance evidence-based policing in the US. The most critical element of this program is that LEADS participants have the option of receiving technical assistance on projects (e.g., improving data collection and analysis, integrating existing research into policies and practices, designing research projects) of their own choosing. Participants are encouraged to pursue projects that directly respond to the priority needs of their agency. While in the program (a three-year commitment) LEADS participants will have access to researchers and program staff to support these efforts.

National Youth Gang Survey, Fiscal Year 2020

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In collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), NIJ seeks proposals for funding to conduct a study of youth gangs. The award recipient will be expected to develop, test, and administer a national data collection from law enforcement agencies to produce accurate and reliable national estimates of, and information about youth gangs, and gang-related criminal activities and law enforcement approaches to dealing with those activities.

Research on Law Enforcement Responses to Sex Trafficking of Minors, Fiscal Year 2020

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With this solicitation, NIJ aims to better understand how law enforcement practice with regard to preventing and responding to the sex trafficking of minors has evolved since passage to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. NIJ is specifically interested in understanding how widely law enforcement agencies have adopted practices that are based on the perspective that the minor is a victim as opposed to a delinquent, and the challenges that agencies have faced in adopting such practices.