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:
- Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice; or
- 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: 23
Total Amount Awarded: $11,681,048
Application of Analytical Chemistry to Test the Accuracy of Human Residual Odor Detection by Cadaver Dogs
Forensic Fire Death Investigation: Investigating the Effects of Body Mass and Decomposition Sequence on Fire Burn Speed and Patterns and the Development of Performance Standards
Implementation of NPS Discovery – An Early Warning Systems for Novel Drug Intelligence, Surveillance, Monitoring, Response, and Forecasting using Drug Materials and Toxicology Populations in the US
Investigating the Impacts of Architectural Finishes on Fire Patterns in Support of Developing Data-driven Tools for Pattern Analysis
Ionic liquid-solvated near infrared dyes for detection of trace blood spatter in textiles under ambient lighting conditions
Measuring rarity of combined features in palm versus finger impressions and evaluating examiner perceptions
Mitogenome Sequencing of 10,000 Population Samples Using a Highly Accurate, Single-Molecule Approach
Non-contact detection of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids: Towards a generalized approach to the detection of dangerous drug clases
Quantifying the accuracy of low-quality DNA sample analysis from genotyping to genealogical searching and integration as a bioinformatic pipeline
Research and Development Using High-level Quantum Chemistry Calculations for the Creation of a Rapid Field Test for the Identification and Differentiation of Hemp and Marijuana
The Effectiveness of Forensic Genetic Genealogy Techniques for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color
Touch DNA in Activity-Level Propositions: A Bullpen of Events to Inform Alternate Prosecution and Defense Scenarios
NIJ has extended the Grants.gov deadline to May 2, 2022.
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