Forensic Science Research and Development Projects

Call for Proposals!

We have released the Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes (pdf, 37 pages) solicitation. Proposals are due February 1, 2016.

Operational Requirements

NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Working Group meets annually to develop a list of operational requirements. Learn more and find the latest list.

NIJ funds research and development to improve how law enforcement gathers and uses evidence. It supports the enhancement and creation of tools and techniques to identify, collect, analyze, interpret and preserve evidence.

View a list of NIJ-funded forensic research and development projects or select a discipline below to see funded projects:

Date updated: October 2, 2015