U.S. Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women – Research and Evaluation Solicitation

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ recently released the Research and Evaluation solicitation for FY2018. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has supported a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes through implementation of grant programs authorized by VAWA. By forging state, local, and tribal partnerships among police, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, organizations that serve culturally specific and underserved communities, and others, OVW grants help provide victims, across their life span, with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives, while improving communities’ capacity to provide justice for victims and hold offenders accountable.

OVW is interested in funding research and evaluation to generate knowledge in the six areas of the study listed below:

  • Victim needs
  • Cultures
  • Disparities, and access
  • Justice
  • Impact
  • Indicators of success
  • Reducing recidivism

The proposal is due to the sponsor by Monday, March 5. Per Illinois Tech policy, all grant application must submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs and are due in OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. Please contact osrp@iit.edu or call 312.567.3035 for assistance.