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Research and Evaluation on Institutional Corrections

Post Date

February 17th 2016

Application Due Date

May 17th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Non-Profits Without 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education
For-Profit Organizations (Except Small Businesses)
Small Businesses


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $8000000

Grant Description

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks innovative research proposals to empirically assess pressing issues in institutional corrections. Interested applicants should submit proposals that address any of the three categories below. NIJ anticipates that up to $8 million may become available for awards under this solicitation. 1. Advancing science: Responding to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report, Мд▄╒МБ▄шМБ▄оThe Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.Мд▄╒МБ▄шМБ▄² 2. Understanding the use of restrictive housing. a. An examination of the use of restrictive housing in state and/or federal prisons. b. Assessing the use of restrictive housing in jails. c. Understanding the impact of restrictive housing on the mental health of inmates and staff in prison and how working in restrictive housing varies from working in the general population. d. A review of step down programs available in restrictive housing environments in U.S. prisons and jails. 3. An examination of correctional officer safety and wellness: The impact of fatal and non-fatal work-related injuries on the corrections institution.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    NCJRS Call Center

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Technical Support

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    National Institute of Justice

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