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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs,
National Institute of Justice

Solicitation:  Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines Eligibility
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding research to improve the understanding of the accuracy, reliability, and measurement validity of forensic science disciplines. Research studies should focus on expanding the scientific basis of forensic methods, development of quantifiable measures of the reliability and accuracy of forensic analyses, and development of an understanding of human factors that may affect forensic analyses. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.

Registration with the Office of Justice Programs’ Grant Management System (GMS) is required prior to application submission.

All applications are due
June 22, 2009, 11:45 p.m. eastern time.
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Contact Information

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Chris Tillery, Associate Deputy Director for Science and Technology, at 202–305–9829 or
This application must be submitted through the Office of Justice Programs’ Grants Management System (GMS). For technical assistance with submitting the application, call the Grants Management System Support Hotline at 1–888–549–9901, option 3.
Note: The GMS Support Hotline hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time.