DOJ/OVW: Seeking Applications for Research and Evaluation Initiative
Deadline: 25 March 2019
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), is seeking applications for its Research and Evaluation (R&E) Initiative with an aim to research and evaluate approaches to combating domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
By generating more knowledge about strategies for holding offenders accountable and serving victims, communities that benefit from Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding will be better equipped to align their work with practices that are known to be effective, and they will be more capable of generating empirical knowledge on the efficacy of new and promising ways of doing things.
R&E is designed to support researcher-practitioner partnerships and a broad range of research and evaluation methods, including qualitative, mixed-method, and quasi-experimental designs.
Areas of Study
OVW is interested in funding research and evaluation to generate knowledge in the six areas of study listed on the next page.
- Justice. Ways the justice system can effectively pursue and achieve justice in cases involving domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; with justice broadly understood to include retributive justice, autonomy for victims, accountability for offenders, procedural fairness for all, and restorative justice
- Victims’ needs. How victimization and its aftermath affect people’s lives, and what victims need to cope, heal, and achieve safety and justice
- Cultures, disparities, and access. Ways that cultural differences and social inequalities matter in terms of where and to whom people go for help, and whether people are able to access justice and get services that are useful to them
- Impact. Short- and long-term impact of the justice system’s response, victim services, and other VAWA-funded interventions on victim safety and offender accountability
- Indicators of success. What success looks like and how to measure it—for victims pursing safety and justice, for offenders being held accountable for their violence, and for people who work with victims and offenders
- Reducing recidivism. How to prevent violence from recurring
Priority Areas for Research and Evaluation
- Evaluations of VAWA-funded interventions, particularly criminal justice interventions
- Research on co-occurring domestic violence or sexual assault and substance use disorders
- Research on stalking and cyberstalking
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
- Award Ceiling: $450,000
- Award Floor: $100,000
- Applicants can request award periods ranging from 12 months to 36 months.
- Private institutions of higher education
- State governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- County governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- City or township governments
How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to submit a letters of intent at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312343