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Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will:

  1. Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice; or
  2. Lead to the production of useful material(s), device(s), system(s), or method(s) that have the potential for forensic application.


Number of Awards: 30
Total Amount Awarded: $14,350,702

Date Modified: April 26, 2021

The “Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards” listed on page 10 has been changed from $500,000 to $9,400,000.

Date Created: December 8, 2020