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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: 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism

This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and research-informed evidence related to strategies for effective prevention and intervention of domestic radicalization and violent extremism in the U.S. This funding will support both programmatic evaluations and foundational research to better understand causes and contributing factors to radicalization. Areas of focus will include (but are not limited to): risk factors and risk assessment tools; development of instruments, procedures, and practices; and comparative/multi-site programmatic evaluations and analyses.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

Violence Against Women research and evaluation is one of the major foci of National Institute of Justice’s Violence and Victimization Research Division. The goals of the Violence Against Women program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence,
stalking, and sexual violence. NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women and girls, and promote justice for victims of crime.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals

The goals of the Elder Mistreatment program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against elderly individuals, and promote healing and justice for victims. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high-quality research projects in the area of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Diversion and Alternative to Arrest Programs

The foundation is primarily interested in measuring the impact of diversion programs on public safety, fairness, and cost efficiency. Particular outcomes of interest include recidivism (e.g., frequency of re-arrest, additional
charges, additional convictions); the use of criminal justice and/or other public resources (e.g., jail booking,
jail days, court costs, emergency room admissions, failures to appear); and socio-economic indicators (e.g.,
housing, employment, income, and education).

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime

The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for the W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime. The program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This year, NIJ is seeking proposals for two funding categories:
W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars—those who are advanced in their careers and seek to conduct research that advances the study of race and crime.

Deadline: 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics. BJS invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the mission of BJS, and who are in the final stages of
graduate study.

Deadline: 

Friday, February 24, 2017
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