Projects Funded by NIJ Awards

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Every year, NIJ awards grants and cooperative agreements for research, development, evaluation, testing and training and technical assistance projects across the spectrum of criminal justice.

We fund projects:

  • In response to competitive solicitations.
  • Under formula award programs (DNA Backlog Reduction Program and the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program[1].
  • As continuations of previously competed awards from past fiscal years.
  • Selected by NIJ and made as non-competitive awards. [2]

View projects funded by NIJ awards by fiscal year:[3]

For fiscal year 1995-2003, see our Annual Reports to Congress for lists of awards.


[note 1] The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program includes both formula and competitive components. Learn more about the program.

[note 2] NIJ places a high-priority on transparency and fairness and one of NIJ's guiding principles is that government-funded research must adhere to processes of fair and open competition guided by rigorous peer review. However, there are times when making non-competitive awards is necessary. Read NIJ's Policy on Non-Competitive Awards.

[note 3] Notes on award data:

  • Th​e data ​are provided by the OJP Grants Management System (GMS).
  • While data going back to fiscal year 1995 are included, for any year prior to fiscal year 2004 the lists may not be complete.
  • Projects funded under grants and cooperative agreements are included. Project funded under contracts and inter-agency agreements are not.
  • The data represent what applicants and program staff entered into GMS at the time of the award.
  • The description covers only the initial intent of the project. The scope and details of a research project may change over the life of the project. Any such changes are not reflected in the database.
  • The data are presented based on the fiscal year in which the award was made. The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 starts on October 1, 2013 and ends on September 30, 2014.​
Date Modified: October 11, 2018