Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and evaluation to: (1) understand the motivations and pathways to hate crime offending; (2) determine whether programs targeted at hate crime offenders are effective at reducing reoffending; (3) determine whether programs that work with victims of hate crimes and their communities are effective at reducing the harms caused by hate crimes; and (4) provide information that will improve investigative and prosecutorial outcomes. 

NIJ is seeking applications for research and evaluation relating to hate crime victimization and perpetration. In FY15, FY16, and FY17, NIJ made seven research awards in this area that collectively addressed several of the priority areas in previous solicitations. Specifically, the focus areas that these awards addressed were: (1) hate crime measurement; (2) victimization research with specific, localized populations of interest; (3) exploring the use of non-traditional data sources to examine trends and predict hate crimes; and (4) identifying the characteristics of hate crime offenders. 

Deadline: May 3, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. 

Amount Description

NIJ expects to make up to 2 awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $1.5 million. Awards will normally not exceed a three-year period of performance. 

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 3, 2018