Applying to the Data Resources Program Solicitation: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data

In partnership, NIJ, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention annually fund proposals to reproduce or replicate original findings and to extend research by testing new hypotheses with existing data.

Funding preference is given to research applications that propose to ask compelling crime and justice questions rather than research that will further statistical methods or technical refinement of data sets.

When available, the annual Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation, Funding the Analysis of Existing Data, will be listed along with others on the Current Funding Opportunities page.

Application Requirements

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the entire text of the solicitation carefully before beginning the process of submitting an application for funding. Generally, the DRP solicitation provides researchers with the opportunity to receive small grant awards to conduct secondary analysis of National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) or other publically available data sets.

Data Archiving Plan

Data resulting from DRP funding (and some other NIJ funding) must be submitted to NACJD for archiving if it involves the addition of new or enhanced data to already existing data sets. Applicants must include a data archiving plan as part of the funding application. The plan should briefly describe:

  • Anticipated manipulations of data
  • Methods of documenting such manipulations
  • Preparation of the submission for archiving

Learn more about preparing a data archiving plan.

Date Modified: July 24, 2014