U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Expired Funding Opportunities

Description

Fiscal Year 2020 Awards

On October 15, 2020, the Office of Justice Programs will transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) for all grants management activities. Until after that time, only awards made by September 23, 2020, will appear the lists associated with expired solicitations.

This page presents expired funding opportunities from the National Institute of Justice. Use the search filters below to find specific solicitations. Select a solicitation title to see details about the solicitation along with any resulting awards.

Enter search criteria

Filter this list by Fiscal Year

Sort by

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ 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 research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigation.

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

Notice

In fiscal 2020, all state and local forensic capacity enhancement programs previously managed by NIJ moved to the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The awards made under this solicitation now are being managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. To see the complete list of awards, visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Research and Evaluation on White Collar Crime: Health Care and Elder Fraud, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ is seeking applications for funding research and evaluation projects that will improve our knowledge on how to identify, prevent, and reduce white collar crime in the United States. There are many types of offenses that may be classified as white collar crime. This solicitation focuses on three types of white collar crime: health care fraud, cyber-crime against individuals, and elder fraud.

Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ is seeking applications for funding a multi-site evaluation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a Department of Justice-sponsored initiative that involves cooperation of multiple criminal justice agencies and their partners working at the local level to develop and implement strategic responses to reduce gun crime. PSN also prioritizes the leadership of United States Attorney Offices in coordinating local efforts and carrying out federal prosecutions.

Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
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 public mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the knowledge base and produce findings with the high practical utility to improve public safety.

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce street gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States. Gangs and gang members are responsible for a large amount of crime and violence in many localities, and are responsible for a disproportionate share in those communities most afflicted by crime and violence.

Research into Desistance from Crime, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build upon its research efforts to understand and aid in accelerating the process of desistance from crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects that will: 1. Identify and inform the forensic community of best practices through the evaluation of existing laboratory protocols; and 2. Have a direct and immediate impact on laboratory efficiency and assist in making laboratory policy decisions.

Research and Evaluation on Terrorism Prevention, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism program strives to better understand the primary drivers of radicalization and what can be done to prevent or intervene during the radicalization process through programmatic efforts. In FY2019, NIJ will emphasize an interest in evaluations of new and existing demonstration programs to prevent terrorism. NIJ will encourage applicants to submit projects which conduct phased, comparative and multi-site programmatic evaluations, help the field better understand risk factors, and develop risk assessment tools.

Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ seeks applications for funding investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice in three areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) police deflection strategies; and (3) forensic science testimony.

Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) provides grants to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in topic areas that are relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The goals of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Violence Against Women (VAW) program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of intimate partner and dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence through science to best prevent and respond to these crimes. This call for proposals is tied to Department of Justice priorities related to reducing violent crime, responding to victimization, protecting police officers, and enhancing investigations and prosecution.

Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) lead to the production of useful material(s), device(s), system(s), or method(s) that have the potential for forensic application.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, FY 2019

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the effective administration of criminal justice in the United States. Of particular interest is research on issues deemed critical by the U.S.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build knowledge on best practices in offender reentry. Specifically, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives for adult or juvenile offenders that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. These initiatives may be applicable to institutional or community corrections, or both. Preference will be given to applications that propose to use a randomized controlled trial (RCT). This research supports the U.S.

NIJ FY18 Continuations

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

Awards made under this funding opportunity are grants or cooperative agreements that provide supplemental funds to awards made in a prior fiscal year. Typically, these awards were made initially in response to competitive solicitations. NIJ often uses continuations to fund multi-year research and development projects.

NIJ FY18 Criminal Justice Requirements and Resources Consortium

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals to help innovation in criminal justice research by informing practitioners, policy makers, industry providers, federal agencies, as well as, NIJ of the emerging problems and opportunities of the criminal justice communities. Innovation also comes from within these criminal justice agencies, therefore NIJ is looking to continue supporting programs like LEADS, a NIJ program designed to increase the in-house research capabilities of law enforcement officers and agencies.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

This solicitation seeks applications for funding for research and evaluation projects that will address the knowledge gaps related to trafficking in persons, with clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ has funded research on trafficking in persons for over a decade, and is particularly interested in proposals that build upon and complement its earlier research investments.

NIJ FY18 Research on Reducing Violence in Communities

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The purpose of this solicitation is to support research to produce sustainable community-level reductions in violence. NIJ seeks to develop scientific evidence and build practical knowledge of the factors that contribute to achieving enduring violence reductions in communities. NIJ is interested in receiving proposals for research with both empirical and theory-building elements that will lead to practical and generalizable recommendations.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Prevention and Mitigation of Domestic Pathways to Terrorism

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism program strives to better understand the primary drivers of radicalization and what can be done to prevent or intervene during the radicalization process through programmatic efforts. In FY2018, NIJ will emphasize an interest in evaluations of new and existing demonstration programs to prevent terrorism (by way of de-radicalization and disengagement). NIJ will encourage applicants to submit projects which conduct comparative and multi-site programmatic evaluations, help the field better understand risk factors and develop risk assessment tools.