The Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, provides funds for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to undertake a research-focused initiative, the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, to increase the safety of schools nationwide. Under this Initiative, NIJ is seeking high-quality proposals from the nation’s best minds to research the root causes of school violence, develop technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, and provide pilot grants to test innovative approaches to enhance school safety across the nation. From a research perspective, this is an unusually large undertaking with many moving parts. As a result, and consistent with the Act, NIJ will consider particularly ambitious proposals that exceed the typical size, scope, and duration of NIJ’s grants.
For additional details, see also:Dear Colleague Letter from NIJ Acting Director Greg Ridgeway, which provides more insight into the kinds of proposals we are seeking.FAQs related to this solicitation.