With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from accredited research universities to study law enforcement’s responses to opioid overdoses. The study shall take into account law enforcement’s responses with linked community agencies and also include specific practices utilized to ensure the well-being, assessment, and protection of children in these situations. Linked community agencies may include public and private agencies that do or could have a role in reducing or responding to opioid misuse and overdoses.
NIJ will give special consideration to proposals with methods that include meaningful engagement with individuals with lived experience of the subject of study; including, but not limited to, individuals with or in recovery from substance use disorders, family members of individuals with substance use disorders, justice practitioners, community members, crime victims, and service providers including behavioral health practitioners, peer specialists, harm reduction and related community organizations.
Applicants are encouraged to propose multidisciplinary research teams to build on the complementary strengths of different methods and areas of subject matter expertise. NIJ also seeks proposals that include consideration and measurement of issues of diversity, discrimination, and bias across age, gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, as applicable.
NIJ seeks proposals that include robust, creative, and multi-pronged dissemination strategies that include strategic partnerships with organizations and associations that are best equipped to ensure that research findings lead to changes in policies and practices related to the subjects of study. Special consideration will be given to proposals that dedicate at least 15% of the requested project award funding toward implementing such strategies, as demonstrated in the Budget Worksheet and Budget Narrative.
Background Information: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2024-171913.pdf#page=7
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2024-171913.pdf#page=10
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