NIJ’s FY2018 solicitation for Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime now open!

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2018 Solicitation:
Applications Due:  April 25, 2018 
NIJ's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: 1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and 2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. Opioid research proposals should address narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigations; and opioids include heroin, fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues.
See The National Institute of Justice’s Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids
General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation (NIJ-2018-13682): toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at