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The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) recently released solicitation for funding to support research on school-based hate crimes. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from accredited research universities to conduct a study of hate crimes in the K-12 education system to understand the scope, characteristics, and outcomes of these incidents.

You can review the solicitation here.

Applications must be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in
Step 1,, Deadline: March 22, 2024, 11:59 pm Eastern

Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.
Step 2, Application JustGrants, Deadline: April 5, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Applicants must register with and JustGrants prior to submitting an application. Be sure to review the basic minimum requirements to advance to peer review and receive consideration for funding, as well as review the application checklist provided in the solicitation.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the OJP Response Center: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); or email [email protected]. See also’s solicitation FAQ page