Fiscal Year 2020 Awards
We continue to post awards related to 2020 solicitations. The lists of awards below will continue to be updated until all awards made under this solicitation are listed.
The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides grants to accredited academic institutions to support outstanding doctoral students whose dissertation research is relevant to criminal justice. Applicant academic institutions are eligible to apply only if:
- The student is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the sciences or engineering; and
- The student’s proposed dissertation research has demonstrable relevance to preventing and controlling crime and/or ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.
In recent years, NIJ posted separate solicitations for applicants in the social and behavioral sciences (GRF-SBS) and for those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (GRF-STEM). All eligible applicants are now invited to apply under this single funding opportunity, without distinction between SBS and STEM.
Learn more about the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and see FAQs.
Number of Awards: 26
Total Amount Awarded: $2,850,786
A Multi-Methodological Approach to Estimating Ancestry and Sex in Asian Groups for Forensic Casework
A Virtual Anthropological Approach to the Study of Commingled Human Remains
Advances in Spatial Statistical Methodology for Urban Crime
Alibi Generation: Improving innocents suspects' accuracy and examining alibi discriminability using a novel GPS paradigm
An examination of musculoskeletal markers in modern populations for forensic analysis and identification purposes
Develop non-PCR-based target enrichment reagents and methods for MPS analysis of forensic DNA
Developing Subadult Sex Estimation Standards Using Adult Morphological Sex Traits and an Ontogenetic Approach
Developmental evaluation of a combinatorial qPCR multiplex for forensic body fluid identification
Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks through Mathematical Modeling: Addressing Replacement Effects and Uncertain Information
Effects of Contradictory Signals on Post-Prison Labor Market Outcomes
Finding the Missing and Unidentified: The Application of Predictive Modeling, Ground-Penetrating Radar, and Small Unmanned Aircraft-Mounted Infrared Imagery for the Detection of Unmarked Graves
Genetic distance to improve human identification from the skin microbiome
Investigating Key Risk Factors across Violent and Non-Violent Extremists in the United States
Isotope Analysis of Modern Remains in Forensics: Optimizing Sample Preparation Methods for Accurate and Reliable Carbonate and Collagen Isotope Analysis
LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modification
Methyl-PrepDisc: A Centrifugal Microfluidic Device for Forensic DNA Methylation Sample Preparation
Neurofeedback-Enhanced Trauma Treatment for Adolescents in Residential Treatment
Preventing the next sext: A behavioral economic approach to understanding nude photo sharing decisions in a high school community
Queering the American Family: Same-Sex Couples and the Marriage Green Card Process
Rapid In-Field Analysis of Illicit Substances in Unknown Powders and Aerosols
Selectively analyzing and interpreting DNA from multiple donors with a full Single-Cell strategy
Skeletal Blast Trauma: determining the effect of known and experimental blast events on trauma patterns, fracture behavior, and blast scene recovery approaches
Social Construction of Hate Crime in the U.S.: A Factorial Survey Experiment
Statistical evaluation of forensic sequencing profiles
The Only Thing Constant is Change: A Longitudinal Analysis of Race, Gender, and District-Level Effects in Federal Sentencing, 1998 - 2016
Information regarding designation of the grant point of contact (POC) was added to page 6.
On February 4, 2020, NIJ hosted a webinar that provided an overview and discussion of the program. The slides and transcript from this webinar have been added to the end of the funding opportunity document.
Information regarding the allowability of indirect costs was revised throughout the funding opportunity document. See Section B. Federal Award Information for details.
Additional information regarding the budgeting of funds from the $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance to supplement expenses under the $3,000 Research Expenses category has been added. See Section B. Federal Award Information for details.
A hyperlink error on page 18 was fixed. The link (https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/participant-support-costs-and-incentives-social-science-research) now works as intended.