BJA FY 20 Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

The goal of this program is to assist states and units of local government with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses where actual innocence might be demonstrated.

Program objectives with respect to target number of cases to be reviewed and other concrete goals must be

credit:


outlined in the proposal.

Funded projects are expected to implement some aspect of each of the following activities, except for case identification, which is not mandatory:
1. Identify potential postconviction DNA testing cases.

A maximum of 15 percent of the proposed budget may be dedicated to case identification activities.

2. Review appropriate postconviction cases to identify those in which DNA testing could prove the actual innocence of a person convicted of a violent felony offense as defined by state law.

3. Locate biological evidence associated with such postconviction cases.

4. Perform DNA analysis of appropriate biological evidence.
Related Programs

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

Department of Justice


Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Estimated Funding: $5,400,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 20-566

Additional Information of Eligibility:
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U. S. associated with educational or research activities.

-Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.

*Who May Serve as PI: The lead PI on each proposal is expected to bring computer science expertise to the research.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://bja.ojp.gov/PTDNA20

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Technical Application Assistance

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Date Posted:
2020-04-16

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2020-08-12



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