NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2017

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NEW SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT: National Institute of Justice

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017

Application Deadline: March 23, 2017

Funding: Estimate $1.5 million for multiple grant awards under two categories


The Drugs and Crime Research Program furthers the Department’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use. This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

NIJ has identified two drug priorities:

  1. Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
  2. Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

Applications must address one of two research categories:

  1. Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
  2. Drug intelligence and surveillance

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at