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    Awards Made for "NIJ FY18 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes"

Number of Award(s): 50
Total Amount Awarded: $23,421,660.00

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Award Title Awardee Award Number
(Links to details)
Amount Location Fiscal Year
Solving Cases of Sudden Unexpected Natural Death in the Young through Comprehensive Postmortem Genetic Testing City of New York, Office of Chief Medical Examiner 2018-DU-BX-0204 $450,243 NY 2018
Statistical Infrastructure for the Use of Error Rate Studies in the Interpretation of Forensic Evidence George Mason University 2018-DU-BX-0228 $197,669 VA 2018
Physical Characteristics of Spatter Stains on Textiles: Influence of Impact Surface Texture, Blood Drop Volume and Blood Drop Velocity North Carolina State University 2018-R2-CX-0033 $272,463 NC 2018
Classification Procedure for Lubricant Stains and Samples Collected from Sexual Assaults The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees 2018-MU-BX-0002 $354,195 FL 2018
Longitudinal Effects of Prolonged Opioid Use on Cortical Bone Remodeling in a Rabbit Model The University of Akron 2018-DU-BX-0188 $323,392 OH 2018
Learning from Our Casework: The Forensic Anthropology Database for Assessing Methods Accuracy (FADAMA) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 2018-DU-BX-0213 $267,117 IL 2018
DNA Typing Strategies via Real-Time Nanopore Sequencing for Forensic Analysis University of North Texas Health Science Center 2018-DU-BX-0179 $634,973 TX 2018
Better algorithms and chemistry for mixture interpretation University of North Texas Health Science Center 2018-DU-BX-0177 $694,525 TX 2018
Testing new methods for degraded DNA recovery and next-generation sequencing AZ Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University 2018-DU-BX-0218 $669,898 AZ 2018
Stable Isotope Analysis as a Geospatial Tool for Identification: Intra-Individual Isotopic Variability AZ Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University 2018-DU-BX-0217 $570,624 AZ 2018
A fully continuous machine learning approach to predict the number of contributors in sequence-based DNA profiles Syracuse University 2018-DU-BX-0202 $431,917 NY 2018
Evaluating Analytical Parameters and Understanding Drug-Matrix Interactions in Forensic Hair Analysis The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2018-75-CX-0037 $400,349 FL 2018
Validation of Novel Statistical Approaches for the Interpretation of Trace Evidence The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2018-DU-BX-0194 $499,318 FL 2018
Development of CFAST Based Fire Simulation Toolkit for Fire Investigators Southwest Research Institute 2018-R2-CX-0032 $487,386 TX 2018
Exploration of RNA degradation in dried body fluid stains as a means of estimating the age of the samples Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 2018-DU-BX-0206 $487,647 OK 2018
Autosomal DNA-STR Profiling of Directly Captured Spermatozoa from Post-Coital (3-10 Days) Cervico-Vaginal Samples University of Central Florida Board of Trustees 2018-NE-BX-0001 $600,704 FL 2018
Poisson Processes and Randomly Acquired Characteristics: Are Wear Features on Footwear Randomly Distributed? West Virginia University Research Corporation 2018-MU-MU-0003 $178,080 WV 2018
Fast Screening of Firearm Discharge Residues by Laser-based Spectrochemical Methods, Electrochemical Sensors, and Chemometrics West Virginia University Research Corporation 2018-DU-BX-0186 $379,394 WV 2018
Structural Characterization of Emerging Synthetic Drugs West Virginia University Research Corporation 2018-75-CX-0033 $368,415 WV 2018
Development of a Probe Capture Next-Generation Sequencing Assay for Analysis of the Mitochondrial Genome and Nuclear STR and SNP Markers Children''s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland 2018-DU-BX-0183 $696,362 CA 2018
Validating Conclusion Scales in the Forensic Sciences Trustees of Indiana University 2018-DU-BX-0212 $249,206 IN 2018
Body fluid analysis detection and identification by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy for forensic scientists Trustees of Boston University 2018-MU-MU-0013 $462,091 MA 2018
Automation-Supported Curation of Large Forensic Image Databases University of Tennessee 2018-DU-BX-0181 $354,751 TN 2018
The Impact of Drugs on Human Decomposition and the Postmortem Interval: Insect, Scavenger and Microbial Evidence University of Tennessee 2018-DU-BX-0180 $726,629 TN 2018
Investigation of subadult dental age-at-death estimation using transition analysis and machine learning methods Texas State University 2018-DU-BX-0182 $898,550 TX 2018
Ensuring standards and enhancing the field of predictive biometrics using a globally-diverse genotype-phenotype database Trustees of Indiana University 2018-DU-BX-0219 $651,242 IN 2018
Development of Portable Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Nanosensors for Ultrasensitive Characterization of Drugs in Human Biofluids Trustees of Indiana University 2018-75-CX-0034 $445,244 IN 2018
Identification of Drugs in Powders, Tablets, Liquids, and Plant Material Via Total Vaporization Solid Phase Microextraction (TV-SPME) Trustees of Indiana University 2018-75-CX-0035 $96,469 IN 2018
Investigating Kinetic and Thermodynamic Approaches to Predict Evaporation of Gasoline at Elevated Temperatures for Fire Debris Applications Michigan State University 2018-DU-BX-0225 $466,769 MI 2018
Evaluation of 3D Virtual Comparison Microscopy for Firearm Forensics within the Crime Lab Cadre Research Labs, LLC 2018-DU-BX-0216 $198,000 IL 2018
Through the E-Cigarette Looking Glass: The Impact of Vaping Ethanol on DUI Investigations Virginia Commonwealth University 2018-75-CX-0036 $517,961 VA 2018
DNA Contamination, Degradation, Damage and Associated Microbiomes: A Comparative Analysis through Massive Parallel Sequencing and Capillary Electrophoresis Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma 2018-DU-BX-0205 $477,609 OK 2018
Bone Mineral Density and Adult Age Estimation in Forensic Anthropology The University of South Florida Board of Trustees 2018-DU-BX-0197 $130,242 FL 2018
Evaluation of Terrestrial and Aerial Remote Sensing with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for Forensic Crime-Scene Reconstruction Kansas State University 2018-R2-CX-0031 $91,416 KS 2018
Software tool and methodology for enhancement of unidentified decedent systems with postmortem automatic iris recognition University of Notre Dame 2018-DU-BX-0215 $642,979 IN 2018
Coping with Close Non-Matches in Latent Print Comparison (re-)Training RTI International 2018-DU-BX-0227 $616,407 NC 2018
Population distribution and factors affecting individual DNA shedding propensity Research Foundation of CUNY obo John Jay College 2018-DU-BX-0203 $332,893 NY 2018
Better Forensic Markers: Microhaplotypes and Ancestry SNPs Yale University 2018-75-CX-0041 $1,083,499 CT 2018
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Screening in Forensic Toxicology: Cost Benefit Analysis Sam Houston State University 2018-75-CX-0040 $306,688 TX 2018
Black Box Evaluation of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Conclusions Noblis, Inc. 2018-DU-BX-0214 $1,086,976 VA 2018
Physics and Statistical Models for Physical Match Analysis Utilizing 3D Microscopy of Fracture Surfaces Iowa State University of Science and Technology 2018-R2-CX-0034 $681,664 IA 2018
Multi-spectral Tunable Detection (MultiTuDe) Lens for Rapid In-situ Forensic Analysis TELEDYNE SCIENTIFIC AND IMAGING, LLC 2018-75-CX-0042 $271,226 CA 2018
OSTEOID, A New Forensic Tool: Developing a Practical Online Resource for Species Identification of Skeletal Remains Des Moines University 2018-DU-BX-0229 $185,453 IA 2018
Development of a Comprehensive Workflow for Postmortem Insulin Testing in Cases of Suspected Insulin Homicide The Fredric Rieders Family Foundation 2018-75-CX-0039 $299,529 PA 2018
Identification of Minor Dye Components of Fibers via Integrating-Cavity-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Washington State University 2018-DU-BX-0178 $580,622 WA 2018
Decontamination of Crime Scene Equipment: Evaluating Current Methods and Determining Best Practices RTI International 2018-DU-BX-0226 $171,041 NC 2018
Characterization and Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Signatures and Debris The University of Texas at Austin 2018-MU-BX-0004 $635,430 TX 2018
Resolving the Forensic DNA Mixture Problem through the Development of End-to-End Single-Cell Pipelines Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2018-DU-BX-0185 $546,727 NJ 2018
Persistence of Touch DNA for Forensic Analysis MIT Lincoln Laboratory 2018-DU-BX-0192 $649,938 MA 2018
Post-Blast Explosives Attribution MIT Lincoln Laboratory 2018-DU-BX-0193 $599,738 MA 2018

as of 06/03/2020