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Expired Funding Opportunities

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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 and Evaluation on Victims of Crime

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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 Forensic DNA Laboratory Efficiency Improvement and Capacity Enhancement Program

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The goal of the NIJ 2017 Project Based DNA Capacity Enhancement, Unit Efficiency, and Backlog Reduction program is to support and enable long term solutions for more efficient processing, recording, screening, and analysis of forensic DNA and/or DNA database samples and to increase the capacity of public forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples, thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis.

NIJ FY17 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Formula)

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This program seeks to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by States and units of local government. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog. The Coverdell Act requires that 75 percent of the total program funds be awarded to states through State Administering Agencies (SAAs).

NIJ FY17 Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge

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The goal of this Challenge will be to advance or develop forecasting/data analytics algorithms to advance crime forecasting capabilities.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Continuations

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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 Science and Technology Continuations

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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.

Non-solicited Applications

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Awards made under this funding opportunity are either made non-competitively or are the result of an administrative funding adjustment.

Office of Research and Evaluation Continuations

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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.

NIJ FY 14 The National Institute of Justice Randomized Controlled Trial Challenge in Criminal Justice Agencies

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To encourage the use of RCTs in the criminal justice field, NIJ is issuing this Challenge for timely and innovative RCTs that address meaningful criminal justice problems. NIJ wants to encourage criminal justice agencies to use rigorous research methods to craft solutions to the problems they face. This competition hopes to create incentives for criminal justice agencies to use low-cost RCTs as a standard and straightforward approach to answering their questions and conducting their day-to-day business operations.

Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

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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.

Evaluation of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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.

DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program

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The objective of this program is to assist eligible States and units of local government to reduce forensic DNA sample turnaround time, increase the throughput of public DNA laboratories, and reduce DNA backlogs. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology. Eligible States and units of local government may request funds to increase the capacity of their existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis in order to analyze DNA

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

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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 on "Sentinel Events" and Criminal Justice System Errors

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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

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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.

Research and Evaluation on Institutional Corrections

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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.