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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

National Institute of Justice Grant Opportunity

October 29th, 2015 / in Announcements, awards, Research News / by Helen Wright
National Institute if JusticeThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for basic or applied research and development projects that will:
(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.

From the Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes 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 prior to submitting an application. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 1, 2016.

All applicants are encouraged to read this: Important Notice: Applying for Grants in

For additional application information, please see the website as well as the solicitation.

National Institute of Justice Grant Opportunity