Research Opportunity from NIJ

NIJ is seeking proposals for basic or applied research and development projects that will:

  • Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or;
  • Result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application

The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research, research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science, and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.

The deadline for proposals under this application is April 8.

Download the solicitation.

Source: NIJ
 

 
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