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NIJ FY 10 Research and Development on Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Science Applications

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Solicitation updated 01/22/2010 - The Selection Criteria regarding the "Statement of the Problem" for this solicitation has changed. Instrumental analysis plays an important role for forensic science practitioners in many areas, including but not limited to, trace evidence, fire and arson investigation, toxicology, and controlled substances. NIJ seeks proposals for funding research and development of instrumental analysis techniques to address the need(s) of State and local forensic science practitioners. In FY 2010, priority will be given to research that focuses on the development of novel techniques to analyze and interpret evidence; improvements in the reliability, reproducibility, selectivity, and sensitivity of current methods used in crime laboratories for forensic analysis; instrumental systems to improve analysis throughput; instruments for onsite presumptive and/or confirmatory analysis of evidence; and novel approaches and enhancement of current approaches to interpret data derived from evidence, including assessment of the significance of association.


Number of Awards: 12
Total Amount Awarded: $3,999,813

Date Created: December 30, 2009