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Expired Funding Opportunities

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GRF-STEM Continuations, FY 2019

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The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) program 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 in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System, FY 2019

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing three topics: 1) The impact of fatigue and stress on officer performance. 2) Enhancing strategies for officer interaction with mentally ill individuals. 3) Advancing Resiliency for the Forensic Workforce- Understanding the Impact and Management of Stress, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice priority of protecting officers and other public safety personnel.

National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program, FY 2019

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NIJ is seeking applications for the funding to maintain and enhance the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program to ensure that vital statistical information is available to the field regarding juvenile risk behaviors, juvenile victimization and offending, and the juvenile justice system response to law-violating behavior. These important data inform juvenile justice policy and practice at the federal, state, and local levels.

Research on Immigration and Crime, FY 2019

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This is a new solicitation undertaken this year to address the administration's interest in better understanding the nexus of crime and immigration, both legal and illegal. This will involve research on the contributions of illegal immigrants to violent crime and other forms of crime as compared to legal immigrants and native populations to include subcategories of illegal immigrants and crimes.

Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development, FY 2019

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NIJ is seeking applications for the development of a validated instrument for users of victim services to assess outcomes such as, but not limited to, satisfaction, needs addressed, additional needs identified and referrals. This solicitation is focused on the development of a validated, multi-lingual tool, as well as a platform for easy distribution. The project is not to exceed a 36-month period of performance. This solicitation supports the U.S.

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, FY 2019

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build knowledge on best practices in offender reentry initiatives. Specifically, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. For this solicitation, NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that focus on juveniles, young adults (aged 18-24), and adults with a moderate-to-high risk of reoffending. A particular focus on the risk of reoffending with a violent crime is encouraged.

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development to Support Community Supervision, FY 2019

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NIJ seeks proposals for innovative, investigator-initiated technology research and development (R&D) projects to apply advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote the successful reentry of offenders under community supervision. Ideally, the R&D funded through this solicitation will result in fielded AI solutions that remain in use with community supervision agencies at the completion of the project.

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants Solicitation, FY 2019

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Through this solicitation, NIJ will provide small planning grants to develop proposals for new and innovative criminal justice research projects involving federally recognized tribes (or tribally based organizations) and which represent a new tribal-researcher investigator partnership. The following research topics are of particular interest to the U.S.

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons, FY 2019

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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. This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: 1) Labor trafficking 2) Phased evaluation, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance.

Research and Evaluation on Policing, FY 2019

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to applications for funding investigator-initiated, randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies to inform policing at the State, local, and tribal levels. As part of a multi-pronged strategy to build evidence-based knowledge and advance policing, NIJ is seeking to support research that proposes to conduct RCTs on the strategic priorities articulated in NIJ Policing Strategic Research Plan, 2017-2022. Applicants are required to identify the strategic priority and objective that their application addresses.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, FY 2019

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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.

Evaluations of Services for Victims of Crime, FY 2019

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In collaboration with OVC, NIJ seeks proposals for formative evaluations and evaluability assessments of victims of crime service programs. NIJ is interested in evaluations of different types of victim services including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies. NIJ recognizes that many victim services programs may not be ready to support rigorous outcome evaluations, and as such, a phased approach is needed.

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

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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

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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.

Research into Desistance from Crime, FY 2019

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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. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field's conceptualization of desistance, novel ways of understanding the processes underlying desistance from crime, and integrating desistance into criminal justice practice and policy.

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence, FY 2019

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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.

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

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

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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.