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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 OR Research Development Team.




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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 Funding & Awards

DOJ Current Funding Opportunities 

NIJ Forthcoming Funding Opportunities

NIJ Challenge Competitions

BJA Funding Webinar Series 

OVC Funding Webinar Series (NIJ search) - Browse current/forecasted NIJ funding opportunities

DOJ Award database -Search entire database

NIJ Awards List - Searchable by keyword or year

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 Research Development for more information.

PLAN YOUR PROPOSAL: Guidance and Resources

Requirements on Making Datasets Available for Replication/Review

Datasets from NIJ-Funded Research

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.
  • - The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a tool for helping identify and locate online repositories of research data. 

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.


NIJ Point of Contact at UCF

Research Development
Office of Research
University of Central Florida


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

Support from UCF Librarians

Citation Management

Data Management Plans

Publishing & Author Rights

STARS - Data Hosting

Support across the Research Lifecycle

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.

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.