Through this RFP, the William T Grant Foundation supports empirical, theory-building studies of what affects policymakers’ and practitioners’ acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. They are interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, and youth programs.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is requesting proposals to reproduce, replicate, or extend previous findings and conduct original research extending data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from NIJ-funded research and provides online access to downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or ASCII) files, as well as data dictionaries, study abstracts, and in limited cases MapInfo or ESRI geographic data. The archive is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ.
NIJ is interested in secondary analysis that enhances understanding of crime and informs criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Research proposals should seek either to replicate original findings or, preferably, extend research by testing new hypotheses with existing data. NIJ will give preference to research that asks compelling crime and justice questions rather than research that merely furthers statistical methods or technical refinement of data sets.
The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for solutions applying modeling and simulation technology to enhance criminal justice training through the use of virtual environments. NIJ is willing to consider applications for the development of new technology or for the adaptation, test, or evaluation of existing technology in a criminal justice application.
The Crime and Justice Research and Evaluation solicitation is NIJ’s solicitation for investigator-initiated social and behavioral research and evaluation on topics relevant to State, local, tribal, or Federal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Most crime and justice topics that are relevant to policymakers and practitioners are eligible for consideration. The goal of this solicitation is to encourage investigator-initiated proposals that focus on crime and justice topics relevant to criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. These proposals may apply to 1) social and behavioral research and/or 2) evaluations that focus on program impact and/or causal effects of programs.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the State and Local Terrorism Prevention Training and Technical Assistance National Initiative Program, funded through the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-117). This training and technical assistance program will further the Department’s counter-terror efforts and assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to prevent acts of terror in their jurisdictions. This training will emphasize that constitutional rights, civil liberties, civil rights, and privacy interests must be protected throughout the intelligence process.