The deadline for NIJ’s “Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime” solicitation has been extended to April 24, 2017.

NIJ seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to state, tribal, and local jurisdictions.

Drug priorities:

1.    Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
2.    Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

​Applications must address one of two categories:

1.    Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
2.    Drug intelligence and surveillance

Review the solicitation and share with colleagues.

Review the recording, transcript, and slides from a webinar held on this solicitation.


This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax301-240-5830; or web chat See also’s solicitation FAQ page.

© Southern Association of Forensic Scientists