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Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: 1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices and 2) VAW research.



Date Modified: January 5, 2021

Endnote three has been struck from this solicitation because NIJ will not be releasing the fiscal year 2021 solicitation “Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence and Mass Shootings” as was previously planned.

Date Modified: January 13, 2021

On page 10, under "New Investigator/Early Career Opportunity," the timeframe requirement for completion of a terminal degree or post-graduate clinical training has been changed from "within the ten (10)

Date Modified: January 15, 2021

The bold text below has been added under “Additional Information” on page 12.  “The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed

Date Modified: January 19, 2021

An email address on pages 6, 15, and 28 has been corrected and now reads [email protected].

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended. 

Date Modified: February 2, 2021

The due date for the letter of intent has been extended to March 8, 2021.

Date Modified: February 3, 2021

The text "Total Federal Awards: NIJ anticipates making 1 to 2 awards" in the January 15, 2021, notice above has been removed. As currently stated in the solicitation, NIJ anticipates 6 awards.

Date Created: December 23, 2020