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Funder Tool Kits: NIJ


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 ORC Research Development Team.



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News, Opportunities, and 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. (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 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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NIJ Proposal Guidance

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REACT support from ORC Research Development Team

A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

R:  The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.

E:  The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).

A:  The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data.  We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.

C:  The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.

T:  The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.