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Research and Evaluation of Trafficking in Persons, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects addressing the following priority areas:

  1. Demand reduction research.
  2. Human trafficking research, evaluation and development.
  3. Sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native girls and women research.


Number of Awards: 3
Total Amount Awarded: $2,623,924


Date Modified: January 15, 2021

On pages 2 and 11, the “Dollar Amount for Award,” “Demand Reduction Research” has been changed from $600,000 to $500,000 to align with the anticipated funding amount for Priority Area 1 in the Additional Information section.

Date Modified: January 15, 2021

On page 11, the bold text below has been added under “Additional Information:” The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards. Total Federal Awards: Priority Area 2: Human Trafficking Research, Evaluation and Development NIJ anticipates that it will make 1 to 3 awards.

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.

Date Modified: April 5, 2021

NIJ has extended the Applications JustGrants deadline to April 8, 2021, 11:59 pm ET.

Date Created: December 18, 2020