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Research into Desistance from Crime

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build upon its past research efforts to understand and aid inaccelerating the process of desistance from crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s conceptualization of desistance, novel ways of understanding the processes underlying desistance from crime, and integrating desistance into criminal justice practice and policy.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention

This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and evidence related to strategies for effective prevention of terrorism in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that will primarily benefit, and have clear implications for, criminal justice agencies and their attendant communities at the state, local, and tribal levels.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Policing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research projects employing randomized control trials (RCTs) to develop evidence-based knowledge in policing.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice

NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice in three areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) police deflection strategies; and (3) forensic science testimony. Applications that fall outside these three priority areas will not be considered. This solicitation aims to strengthen the knowledge base on these three priority areas, and to improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications. It supports the U.S.

Deadline: 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation related to hate crime perpetration and victimization.

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

NIJ supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. This program furthers DOJ’s mission to combat the Nation's opioid epidemic, support prosecutors in their efforts, and reduce violent and other drug-related crime through research that promotes effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs).

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence

NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States. Gangs and gang members are responsible for a large amount of crime and violence in many localities; and are responsible for a disproportionate share in those communities most afflicted by crime and violence.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Research and Evaluation in Corrections

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of rigorous evaluations of promising practices, programs, and technologies in institutional and community corrections.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research in three areas: (1) the impact of acute and chronic stress on (a) law enforcement and corrections officers and (b) individuals in violent communities; (2) the impact of parental incarceration on children; and (3) the efficacy of services, strategies, policies, and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children exposed to violence.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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