U.S. Department of Justice, NIJ: Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System


Deadline: 27 May 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research in four areas:

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  • the cumulative effects of shift-work schedules, overtime, and secondary employment on the health, safety, performance, and quality of life of police or correctional officers;
  • enhancing strategies for officer interaction with individuals presenting with mental illness;
  • understanding the impact and management of stress, burnout, and vicarious trauma to advance resiliency of the forensic science workforce; and
  • understanding the impact of undercover work on officer wellness.

This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels.

NIJ is committed to building a knowledge base focused on the safety, health, and wellness of individuals employed in criminal justice occupations, individuals under the supervision of the criminal justice system, and members of the public as they interact with the system.

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Award Information

  • NIJ expects to make multiple awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3 million.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-year period of performance.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)
  • All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
  • NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).
  • The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering funding, managing the entire project, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”).

How to Apply

Applicants can register themselves via the given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313637

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