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Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects  targeted toward developing a better understanding of the domestic radicalization phenomenon, and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention. This includes research efforts that explore the radicalization of Americans to white nationalist extremism, and those exploring emerging militant left-wing movements, to identify and advance evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention.

NIJ seeks proposals in three areas of focus:

  • Research to inform terrorism prevention efforts.
  • Research on the reintegration of offenders into the community.
  • Evaluations of programs and practices to prevent terrorism.

Funded projects will apply an approach that engages researchers and practitioners in an active partnership to develop more effective solutions to specific problems and to produce transportable lessons and strategies that may help other localities with similar problems.



Date Modified: January 15, 2021

The bold text below has been added under “Additional Information” on page 13. “The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $750,000. 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.

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

Deadlines extended for this solicitation.

Date Modified: February 17, 2021

Endnote 1 has been deleted and all other endnotes renumbered.

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