Funding Opportunity: Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks to build an increased capability to conduct rigorous research and evaluation projects in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages through promotion of engagement between researchers and tribal nations.

The objective of this solicitation is to fund multiple planning grants for projects promoting such engagements that address criminal justice issues in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Proposed projects must include a new tribal-researcher partnership component.

While the scope of this solicitation is defined as investigator initiated, the following research topics are of particular interest to DOJ:

  • Administration of justice for Native youth and adults
  • Alcohol and other drugs of use and abuse
  • Crime prevention and intervention efforts
  • Criminal offending
  • Enhancing investigations and prosecutions in Indian Country
  • Murdered, missing, and trafficked women and girls
  • Reducing violent crime
  • Responding to and reducing victimization
  • Strengthening tribal justice systems
  • Tools and technologies to improve policy and practice in Indian Country

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2018.

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