NIJ Offers Grants for Medical Examiner-Coroner System

The National Institute of Justice recently announced a new solicitation seeking proposals to strengthen the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) system in the United States. This competitive program is designed to support the enhancement of Medicolegal Death Investigation services, and increase the supply of forensic pathologists nationwide.

Through this program, NIJ will support grants in two focus areas by:

• Supporting forensic pathology fellowships; and
• Providing resources necessary for medical examiner and coroner offices to achieve accreditation

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 12, 2019. You must first register with prior to submitting an application.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

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