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Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: (1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and (2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. Opioid research proposals should address narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigations; and opioids include heroin, fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues.
See The National Institute of Justice’s Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids at https://www.nij.gov/topics/drugs/Pages/nij-role-in-the-stategy-to-combat-heroin-and-other-opioids.aspx.
General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation (NIJ-2018-13682): call toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email email@example.com; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.
Download solicitation documents HERE.
Applications Due: April 25, 2018.