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Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence

NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and public mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the knowledge base and produce findings with high practical utility to improve public safety.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime

NIJ is seeking applications for rigorous evaluations of programs that provide services for victims of crime. This solicitation is focused on formative evaluations and evaluability assessments, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priority of reducing victimization by examining interventions that may be effective in reducing revictimization and supporting victim needs.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

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

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are interested in proposals that will propel our understanding of the biomedical research enterprise by drawing from the scientific expertise of the science of science policy research community.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
Thursday, February 9, 2023

Promoting Success in Community Supervision

LJAF aims to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches. The goal of this RFP is to help spur community corrections research and policy innovations that promote success and improve supervision outcomes. LJAF seeks proposals for projects that address the following priorities:
1. Shaping, accelerating, and evaluating state policy changes
2. Reducing revocations while protecting public safety

Deadline: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Reimagining America’s Crisis Response Systems

LJAF seeks proposals for evaluations of (1) emergency response programs for individuals in moments of crisis, (2) post-crisis stabilization facilities, and/or (3) treatment programs and services funded by governments or other entities. Evaluations should focus on outcomes for individuals whose vulnerabilities include mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or homelessness.

Deadline: 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Social, Political and Economic Inequality

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.
*NOTE: The May 2020 deadline will have a special focus on the coronavirus.*

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

The Russell Sage Foundation launched its program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the spring of 2015. This program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. We are especially interested in innovative research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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