With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals to establish a Center of Excellence for research and evaluation on the domestic radicalization to violent extremism phenomenon. This Center will perform four core functions:
- Conduct (and/or support through multiple sub-awards) rigorous research, evaluation, and demonstration projects targeted toward developing a better understanding of the phenomenon and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention.
- Assess the research needs of the field.
- Translate and disseminate knowledge by developing a suite of evidence-driven best practices and guidelines for immediate reference by practitioners.
- Supporting training, education and professional development of practitioners engaged in extremism prevention and intervention using that suite of evidence-driven best practices and guidelines.