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Expired Funding Opportunities

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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.

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NIJ FY17 Research on Reducing Violence in Communities

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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This solicitation will focus on supporting research designed to build knowledge on what it takes to produce sustained community-level reductions in violence. Proposed studies should examine multiple factors, including but not limited to explicit violence prevention initiatives, that may play a role in preventing or reducing violence in a community for an extended period of time.

NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has a longstanding history of collaborating with and supporting the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on research, evaluation, and programmatic projects. Over the years, the shared priorities of OVC and NIJ have resulted in a number of collective projects, workshops, and research. In 2013, OVC began Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services which called for the development of research to build a body of evidence-based knowledge on victims and victimization.

NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects 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 materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.

NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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

NIJ FY17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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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 fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

Office of Science and Technology Continuations

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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Awards made under this funding opportunity are Continuation awards. These 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.

Office of Research and Evaluation Continuations

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Awards made under this funding opportunity are Continuation awards. These 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.

Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Continuations

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Awards made under this funding opportunity are Continuation awards. These 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.

Non-solicited Applications

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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Awards made under this funding opportunity are either made non-competitively or are the result of an administrative funding adjustment.

Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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NIJ, in conjunction with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is seeking applications to conduct preliminary evaluation activities to inform a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of the SAKI Initiative. Proposals are being sought in three areas of interest: 1. Conduct process evaluations, including descriptive case studies, of up to five advanced sites to provide important information for newer sites regarding what works. 2. Conduct evaluability assessments of the existing 20 sites and develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for the SAKI. 3. Assess proximal outcomes of 2015 SAKI Awards

Evaluation of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
In collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NIJ is seeking competitive applications for a cooperative agreement to support research on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program. The purpose of this solicitation is to inform the program's place-based and community-oriented efforts to reduce violent and serious crime as part of the Administration's comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization.

Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has a longstanding history of collaborating with and supporting the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on research, evaluation, and programmatic projects. Over the years, the shared priorities of OVC and NIJ have resulted in a number of collective projects, workshops, and research. In 2013, OVC began Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services which called for the development of research to build a body of evidence-based knowledge on victims and victimization.

Research and Evaluation on Identity Theft and Services to Victims of Identity Theft

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and evidence related to strategies, practices, and programs that serve victims of identity theft. The overall purpose of these services is to help victims minimize the damage, restore the security of their accounts and personal information, and recover from the experience. This funding will support research and evaluation projects that build knowledge about the consequences of identity theft and improve the quality of services to victims of identity theft.

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
It is not known how many unanalyzed sexual assault kits (SAKs) there are nationwide . Evidence from sexual assaults like weapons, bedding, clothing, and SAKs can be used to corroborate that a crime occurred, identify or eliminate a possible perpetrator, and ascertain whether a suspect may have been involved in other crimes. SAKs contain biological and trace evidence, along with other physical evidence collected from a victim. While all evidence from sexual assaults is important, this program focuses on SAKs.

Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) funds rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve the safety of schools and students. The initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, including law enforcement and mental health professionals. Projects funded under the CSSI are designed to produce knowledge that can be applied to schools and school districts across the nation for years to come.

Community Corrections: Technology Research, Development and Evaluation to Improve Supervision and Outcomes

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for funding for research, development, and/or evaluation projects to explore the ability of mobile device technologies to help enable adult correctional systems more effectively supervise increased numbers of persons under community supervision. Related to this, NIJ is also interested in exploring the potential of mobile device-based solutions to provide an improved means to locate and track offenders under community supervision in areas with cellular coverage.

Research and Evaluation on Institutional Corrections

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks innovative research proposals to empirically assess pressing issues in institutional corrections. Interested applicants should submit proposals that address any of the three categories below. NIJ anticipates that up to $8 million may become available for awards under this solicitation. 1. Advancing science: Responding to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. 2. Understanding the use of restrictive housing. a.

Research on "Sentinel Events" and Criminal Justice System Errors

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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The purpose of the National Institute of Justice Research, Evaluation, and Development Projects grants program (CFDA 16.560) is to encourage and support research, development, and evaluation to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ is interested in encouraging further research on a relatively new area of study in criminal justice research- an exploration of the use of sentinel event reviews to improve justice systems overall. Mistakes, or negative outcomes, in the criminal justice system are rarely caused by one single act or actor.

Research and Evaluation in Support of the Recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research on policing to improve policing practices and public safety at the State, local, and tribal levels. In 2015, a task force was created by President Barack Obama to examine the current state of policing in the United States. In response to a number of high profile events across the nation involving the police, the panel provided recommendations on promising policing practices that police could adopt as effective crime fighting strategies that would also strengthen trust and confidence in the police among community residents that they serve.

W.E.B. DuBois Program of Research on Race and Crime

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime. The program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This year, NIJ seeks applicants for two funding categories: 1) W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars- those who are advanced in their careers and seek to conduct research that advances the study of race and crime and 2) W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows- those who are early in their careers and seek the opportunity to elevate their research ideas to the level of national discussion.

Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
NIJ seeks investigator-initiated applications for funding for research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation aims to strengthen our knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence.