(1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or(2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.
This program furthers the NIJ’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of criminal justice, particularly at the State and local levels.
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently released a community whitepaper on Video Analysis for Body-worn Cameras in Law Enforcement, which highlights some of the technology needs and challenges of bodyworn cameras, and it relates these needs to the relevant state of the art in computer vision and multimedia research. The whitepaper also lays out a reasearch roadmap and policy suggestions, some of which could be further explored through this NIJ Solicitation.
The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research, research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science, and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 1, 2016.
All applicants are encouraged to read this: Important Notice: Applying for Grants in Grants.gov.