NIJ FY2020 Drugs and Crime Solicitation: Reminder and Notice

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The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ)’s Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The focus of this research solicitation is narcotics-related criminal investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to law enforcement and medicolegal death investigation activities.

The FY2020 solicitation’s drug priorities are: methamphetamine and other stimulants, including diverted pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and their analogues.

Notice: Under the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, NIJ will accept applications without signed written agreements if proposed research partners are unable to fully execute those by April 20, but applicants selected for funding must produce those by January 1, 2021; see solicitation update.

To learn more about NIJ’s Drugs and Crime Research Portfolio, please visit General application information is available at

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at Refer to funding opportunity: NIJ-2020-17275.