With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to better understand the factors that lead to violent disorder and criminal conduct at some protests and demonstrations but not others, and the tactics and strategies that police use to maintain public order. To that end, NIJ seeks applications for funding research projects addressing these two topics:
- Police Strategies and Tactics to Respond to Violence and Maintain Order
- The Role of Extremists in Fomenting Violence at Protests and Demonstrations
Applicants’ proposals must clearly indicate to which topic the proposal is being submitted.
Number of Awards: 3
Total Amount Awarded: $1,960,375
Police Response to Civil Disturbances: Understanding Strengths, Challenges, and Organizational Learning through After Action Reports
A separate project management plan is not required. However, the discussion of capabilities and competencies in the main body of the proposal narrative should outline the management plan and organization that connects the goals and objectives of the project.
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, which may be more or less than $600,000.”
Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended
The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended due to planned system upgrades that will make the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) unavailable for users from Friday, May 7, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET to Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5:30 a.m. ET.