Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe



  • Award Min: $500,000.00
  • Award Max: $5,000,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Jul 10, 2014

Eligible applicants are limited to local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are recognized as an LEA, and State education agencies (SEAs). Eligible applicants must identify a highly skilled research partner and local participating schools. Proposals must demonstrate the researcher capabilities and the local schools’ willingness to participate in the study. Research partners can be institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), nonprofit or for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), and public entities such as State education agencies or State criminal justice agencies that have experience in conducting research and evaluation.

The goal of the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative is to fund research that improves the knowledge and understanding of specific activities that can improve school safety in a sustainable and cost-effective manner without creating adverse unintended consequences. This knowledge will be used by NIJ to inform the development of a comprehensive school safety model. The objective of this solicitation is to determine the effect of personnel, programs, and activities on school safety as determined through high-quality, broad-based research projects 
that facilitate advances in basic scientific knowledge and methods as they relate to comprehensive school safety issues and programs. 

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