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Research and Evaluation on Policing Strategies for Civil Disturbances, Fiscal Year 2021

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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:

  1. Police Strategies and Tactics to Respond to Violence and Maintain Order
  2. 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


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, which may be more or less than $600,000.

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended

Date Modified: April 27, 2021

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.

Date Created: January 8, 2021