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Federal Relief Program Options Simplified

Source: Laura Liptai, PhD, Engineering & Applied Sciences Section This article outlines urgent financial resources to improve practice for smaller forensic science practitioners. As you know, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Friday, March 27, to help the economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The provision in the Act […]


2020–21 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Purpose: The FSF Kenneth S. Field Grants (up to $1,500) and the Douglas M. Lucas Grants ($1,501–$6,000) are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Submission Requirements: The following criteria will be considered in evaluating proposals for both […]


COVID-19 and 2020 AAFS Membership Dues

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is concerned about its membership and hopes everyone is healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have received a few inquiries regarding dues payments during this unprecedented time. The membership-approved AAFS Bylaws dictate dues deadlines and the inactive status for nonpayment. While staff is not able to […]


Diversity Outreach Committee Membership Solicitations

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, Chair, AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee  The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) is excited to announce solicitations for up to 10 individuals to join the Committee. Membership on the DOC is open to all sections and levels of membership (Student Affiliates through Fellows) for one year (reappointment up to three years). The DOC works collaboratively […]


Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation studies to produce practical knowledge that has the potential to improve the examination and interpretation of […]


Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to […]


Call For 2020–21 Award Nominations

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair, Awards Committee Chair The nomination period for 2020–21 Academy-wide awards has opened. Please consider submitting nominations for the following awards. All references to the Policy and Procedure Manual may be found HERE. Past Presidents Council Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Summary of […]


CFSO Flash Brief—2020 March Issue

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison The 2020 March issue of the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) newsletter is now available. Click HERE for the full edition.


2020 Anthropology Section Awards

Source: Marin A. Pilloud, PhD, Section Secretary Please join me in congratulating the many award winners in the Anthropology Section who were recognized at the AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim! The T. Dale Stewart Award—H. Gill-King received this award for his distinguished service to forensic anthropology over the past several decades. Next year, this […]


Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice The 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and […]


FY 2020 Academic-Based Drug Field Testing and Training Initiative

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice The United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to address delays in forensic lab testing with the ultimate goal of reducing court backlogs for drug-related offenses. BJA will select an applicant to establish a pilot project to develop […]


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020–21 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career. The recipient […]


Continuing Education Credit Requests

The deadline for submissions of Continuing Education Credit and Certificates is March 17. If you have not done so already, please submit your forms. Certificates will be available on your AAFS Account Portal on approximately April 15. Please note that submissions will not be accepted after May 1 for the most recent annual meeting.


Manhattan County District Attorney’s Office Honored With AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Board of Directors unanimously voted to honor the Manhattan County District Attorney’s (DA’s) Office with the AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award. This award is intended to acknowledge an individual or a group that has advanced the recognition of forensic science in the pursuit of justice through public […]