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.
Number of Awards: 8
Total Amount Awarded: $7,447,127
Domestic Terrorism: Using Psychosocial, Trauma-Related, and Life History Variables to Inform Intervention and Prevention
Evaluability assessment and development of psychological and behavioral health approaches to prevent terrorism and facilitate reintegration of violent extremists.
Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention: A Prospective Longitudinal Analysis of Extremism Exit
Towards Understanding Deradicalization in the U.S.: A Formative Evaluation and Evaluability Assessment of Parents for Peace
Understanding and targeting risk and protective factors for radicalization to violence: Advancing a public health approach to domestic terrorism prevention
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 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.”
Deadlines extended for this solicitation.
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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.