Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020
NIJ actively supports research that involves federally recognized tribes (or tribally-based organizations) on issues of crime and justice in the United States. In doing so, NIJ is committed to ethical and engaged efforts in line with responsible research conduct and federal trust responsibilities. This solicitation seeks applications for funding for planning grants to develop new and innovative criminal and juvenile justice research or evaluation projects that address the challenges of fighting crime and strengthening justice in Indian country and Alaska Native villages.
HIrisPlex-S system for eye, hair, and skin color prediction from DNA: Massively parallel sequencing solutions for two common forensically used platforms
Firearm Forensics Black-Box Studies for Examiners and Algorithms using Measured 3D Surface Topographies
If you work in an operational forensic laboratory (including federal, state, local, private, or academic) and would like your contact information added to this list, please email [email protected].
The table below provides leads for anticipated research and evaluation opportunities.
Longitudinal Patterns of Legal Socialization in First-Generation Immigrants, Second-Generation Immigrants, and Native-Born Serious Youthful Offenders
The goal of NIJ's DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) program is to assist States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples, thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.
How It Got There: Associating Individual DNA Profiles with Specific Body Fluids in Mixtures Using Targeted Digital Gene Expression and RNA-SNP Identification
Validation of a Probe Capture Next-Generation Sequencing Assay for Whole Mitochondrial Genome Analysis
Enhancements to the Medical Examiner''s Office in preparation for accreditation by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
Through this program, NIJ seeks proposals to strengthen the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) system in the United States.