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Funder Tool Kits: NIJ

Welcome

This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits is a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and OR Research Development Team.

LIBRARY RESOURCES

Use QuickSearch to Find More!

Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and the many databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks available.

PROPOSAL PREPARATION

FIND INFORMATION: News, Funding Opportunities, and Past Awards

NIJ Annual Reports - see past reports on award data, priorities, and spending

NIJ Publications (topical) - view publications sorted by topic area

NIJ Strategic Information:

DOJ/NIJ Research Integrity:


Pivot database (DOJ/NIJ saved search) - find, track and share current/anticipated DOJ/NIJ opportunities

DOJ Office of Justice Programs - browse current opportunities from DOJ/NIJ

DOJ Program Plan - a tool to help applicants and grantees find funding opportunities that address their criminal, juvenile, and civil justice needs. The DOJ Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year. 

DOJ Program Plan Solicitations - a searchable database of funding allocations to programs in current and past fiscal years

NIJ Forthcoming Funding Opportunities

NIJ Challenge Competitions

NIJ Funding Webinar Series - New and archived information available

OVC Funding Webinar Series - New and archived information available.

Grants.gov (NIJ search) - Browse current/forecasted NIJ funding opportunities

DOJ Award database - UCF-specific, search entire database

NIJ Awards List - Searchable by keyword or year

NIJ Sample Awards from OJP website

FOIA Request Information (DOJ)

The OR Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.

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PLAN YOUR PROPOSAL: Guidance and Resources

Requirements on Making Datasets Available for Replication/Review

NIJ Data Resources Program

UCF Library Support - The UCF library maintains a Data Management Research Guide. You can schedule a consultation to meet with a librarian for an in-depth one on one consultation specific to your research topic.

  • Crafting the Data Management Plan - led by Lee Dotson
  • DMP Tool - Create, review, and share DMPs that meet institutional and funder requirements. The DMP Tool Blog and Webinar Series provide helpful guidance.
  • STARS - UCF researchers are eligible to submit materials to STARS, a university-wide digital repository hosted on the Digital Commons platform (a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data). Click here to visit the researcher portion of the FAQs for STARS.
  • Databib - A tool for helping identify and locate online repositories of research data. Databib is merging with the re3data.org repository. Click here to visit the old site. 
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DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL: Section Instructions and Templates

This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for specific sections required in most NIJ proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements). Content is based on the OJP website

NIJ - Proposal Section FAQs - NIJ advice before beginning, and information on the SF-424, Program Narrative, Budget, Human Subjects and Privacy Requirements, and Selection/Awarding

OJP Standard Forms and Instructions

The OR Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, reviews, and more. Visit our website for more information.

POINTS OF CONTACT

NIJ Point of Contact at UCF

Information on OR points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at research.ucf.edu 

Support from UCF Librarians

Get Help With:

  • Citation Management
  • Data Management Plans
  • Publishing & Author Rights
  • STARS - Data Hosting
  • Literature Review (select by subject from the list below):

    General Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.

    Large Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

    Find Potential Collaborators

    Find potential collaborators with the PIVOT Database - Run a search  or View tutorials

    Find scholarship by NIJ Awardees with the Web of Knowledge View tutorial or Search now

    Search awardees in the NIJ Award Database - UCF-only or All awards

    The OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.