Purpose and Award: The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Research Grants are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research.
Grant Award: $35,000 has been allocated to fund Field and Lucas Research Grants. Kenneth S. Field Grants are those that are requesting $1,5000 or less and Douglas M. Lucas Grants are those requesting $1,501–$6,000.
Eligibility and Submission Requirements: The following criteria will be considered in evaluating proposals for both Field and Lucas Grants. Any proposal not adhering to these criteria, or missing any of the required elements, will be disqualified.
- Open to all levels of AAFS members and affiliates.
- An abstract — not to exceed three pages for Field Grants or five pages for Lucas Grants. Abstracts must contain a well-developed title and the research question. Research must be creative and unique. Research conducted as a follow-up to a previous study is discouraged. Issues related to the use of live humans or animals as research subjects must be dealt with explicitly in the proposal. Similarly, your plan for accommodating any issue related to privacy, appropriate permissions, and the harvesting, transport, or disposal of human tissues or body fluids must be included. FSF Field and Lucas Grant proposals on the same subject, differing only in scope and budget, may not be submitted by the same investigators in the same year. The page limit pertains to the abstract only; the following criteria are not included in the page limit.
- A brief (no more than two pages total) literature review of not more than ten references pertinent to the subject of the research. There is a strict ten literature review reference limit for this proposal. Do not include additional references anywhere in your application, including at the end of the abstract. Any proposal exceeding the ten reference limit will be disqualified
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