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NIJ FY22 Research and Development in Forensic Sciences for Criminal Justice Purposes

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 2, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 9, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

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.

NIJ has updated guidance on data archiving plans.


Number of Awards: 23
Total Amount Awarded: $11,681,048

Date Modified: March 11, 2022

NIJ has extended the Grants.gov deadline to May 2, 2022.

Date Modified: April 21, 2022

Link to updated guidance on data archiving plans added. 

Date Created: February 2, 2022