With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research and evaluation projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects addressing the following priority areas: (1) trafficking prevention, 2) strategies to intervene and respond to trafficking, once it has occurred, and 3) other understudied areas of research on human trafficking.
Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $1,628,354
Multi-Site Evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking
Replication Validation of a Human Trafficking Screening Tool for Law Enforcement and Estimation of Prevalence
The solicitation does not place limits on the number of proposed staff, such as PIs, Co-PIs, or Co-Investigators.
Consideration for the new investigator/early career opportunity is restricted to applications with proposed PI(s) meeting the qualifications specified under the New Investigator/Early Career Opportunity section of the solicitation. The PI is expected to hold the senior leadership role on the proposed project. That leadership role should be clearly reflected in the applicant’s proposal, for example in comparative time allocation. Other proposed subordinate key personnel on the project need not meet the new investigator/ early career opportunity qualifications.