Forensic Science Research and Development Projects

Apply now! NIJ is accepting applications under the fiscal year 2018 solicitation Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes .

Update: Applications now are due April 24, 2018.

Operational Requirements

NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Working Group develops an annual list of operational requirements.


Presentations by Researchers

NIJ holds an annual Forensic R&D Symposium. Learn more and watch presentations from past events.

NIJ funds research and development to improve how law enforcement gathers and uses evidence. It supports the enhancement and creation of tools and techniques to identify, collect, analyze, interpret and preserve evidence.

View a list of all NIJ-funded forensic research and development projects.

Select a link below to see funded projects by discipline:

Date updated: February 21, 2018