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Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, IHEs,
and Individuals for Research on Violent Crimes Against Women

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline Date:

04/15/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, IHEs, and certain qualified individuals to carry out research addressing stalking, dating violence, and gender-based assault. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline. The purpose of this program is to improve strategies to prevent and respond to violent crimes against women.

The goals of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Violence Against Women (VAW) program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of intimate partner and dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence through science to best prevent and respond to these crimes. NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women, promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses to such crimes. This call for proposals is tied to the U.S. Department of Justice priorities related to reducing violent crime, responding to victimization, protecting police officers, and enhancing investigations and prosecution.

This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas:

1) Evaluation research on VAW programs.
2) VAW research.
3) Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls research.

For details on each of these priority areas, see the RFP document:

In addition to the categories listed above, NIJ will also prioritize studies that conduct replication research, longitudinal research, and/or include advanced statistical modeling, applied policy analysis, interdisciplinary research teams, and/or researcher-practitioner partnerships.

For over forty years, NIJ has invested more than $130 million dollars in VAW research and evaluation. The mission of the program is to promote the safety of women, children, and family members, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response. Key objectives of the program include estimating the scope of the problem, identifying causes and consequences, evaluating promising prevention and intervention programs, compiling and disseminating research findings, and partnering to promote and facilitate collaboration, coordination, and cooperation among a wide variety of disciplines. NIJ funded research touches on a wide variety of public safety concerns including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence, as well as criminal justice challenges, including the availability of legal and victim support services, the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs, and the impact of such crimes over time.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183060

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 6

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $3,500,000

Term of Contract:

Awards must be completed within a five-year period of performance.

To allow time for (among other things) any necessary post-award review and financial clearance by OJP of the proposed budget and for any associated responses or other action(s) that may be required of the recipient, applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2020.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. Federal agencies are eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering funding, managing the entire project, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”).

Under this solicitation, any particular applicant entity may submit more than one application, as long as each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

NIJ may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2018 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

For a list of what will not be funded, see the RFP:

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 15, 2019.

Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. . Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline.

Applicants must acquire a unique entity identified, currently a DUNS number. A DUNS number is usually received within 1-2 business days.

All applicants for OJP awards (other than individuals) must maintain current registrations in the SAM database. An applicant must be registered in SAM to successfully register in Each applicant must update or renew its SAM registration at least annually to maintain an active status. SAM registration and renewal can take as long as 10 business days to complete (2 more weeks to acquire an EIN).

An application cannot be successfully submitted in until receives the SAM registration information. Once the SAM registration/renewal is complete, the information transfer from SAM to can take as long as 48 hours. OJP recommends that the applicant register or renew registration with SAM as early as possible.

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:

Toll-free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only)
Fax: 301-240-5830
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Funding or Pin Number:

NIJ-2019-15365 (NIJ-2019-15344, NIJ-2019-15345, and NIJ-2019-15346)

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