On January 11, 2022, NIJ announced $1.3 million in funding to support 5 new projects under its Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories (Public Labs R&E) program. Through its funding of forensic science grants, NIJ, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, continues to improve the examination and interpretation of physical evidence across the community of practice and supports the development of new knowledge and tools to address the challenges of crime and justice in the United States.
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
NIJ announced almost $17 million in funding to support 36 forensic science research and development projects in fiscal year 2020 under its Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes (Forensic Science R&D) program. Through its R&D grant funding, NIJ continues to advance the speed, accuracy, and reliability of forensic analysis, which ultimately bolsters the administration of justice.