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Funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining violence against women

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 11, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on April 12, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) / Office of Justice Programs (OJP) / National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces “Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women” Program.

NIJ’s Violence Against Women and Family Violence Research and Evaluation program seeks to promote the safety of women and family members, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system’s response to such crimes.

Key objectives of the program include estimating the scope of the problem; identifying causes and consequences; evaluating promising prevention and intervention programs; compiling and disseminating research findings; and partnering to promote and facilitate collaboration, coordination, and cooperation among a wide variety of disciplines. A broad range of topics is covered under this program that touch on a wide variety of public health and safety topics as well as criminal justice challenges, including the availability of legal and victim support services, the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs, and the impact of such crimes over time.

This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following two priority areas:
a) Evaluation research on VAW programs;
b) VAW research.

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with eligible entities as listed below:
1. States (including territories);
2. Units of local government;
3. Federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior);
4. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations); and
5. Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education);
6. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply;
7. U.S. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)
NOTE: All recipients and sub-recipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Estimated Total Program Funding: US$2,500,000.

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This solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining violence against women.

Topics cover a broad range, including the crimes of homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

The ultimate goal of this solicitation is to reduce violence against women through the development of evidence-based knowledge to inform the formulation of effective strategies to best prevent and respond to such crime and violence. The goals of this solicitation may be accomplished through the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders and policymakers.

Application deadline: 13 April 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 11
Mar 11

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Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks dear. This is a wonderful grant. I love its objectives.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 12
Mar 12

Me too.