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Funding Opportunity: Measuring Community Perceptions of Police and Public Safety Challenge

A science component of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice — the National Institute of Justice — has launched an open competition to develop new methods for capturing community perceptions of police and public safety that are representative, cost effective, accurate across microgeographies, and capable of being administered frequently.

A total of $175,000 in prizes is available, and will be divided between the two submission categories:

  • Category 1 is for approaches that use a survey instrument whether the sampling design is probability, nonprobability, or some combination of the two.
  • Category 2 is for approaches that use non-survey instrument methods to measure constructs.

Key dates:

  • Submission period ends: Monday, July 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m., eastern time
  • Winners Announced: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (anticipated)

Entries from practitioners, researchers, public and private entities, research laboratories, startup companies, students, and others are welcome. If applicants compete in more than one subcategory, the entries need to be unique. Both individual and team entries are acceptable, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Entries must be made through this submission form. All substantial questions can be sent to [email protected].

Register now for a webinar about the challenge to be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., eastern time.

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Date Published: May 24, 2023