Forensic Sciences Foundation

The Forensic Sciences Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, is a nonprofit organization studying the application of science to the resolution of social and legal issues.

Objectives of the Foundation

In 1973, the Foundation became affiliated with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a professional membership organization of forensic scientists. The Foundation is the educational, scientific, and research arm of the Academy.

Funded by Donations

Award, Grant, and Scholarship Opportunities

The below are listed in chronological order based on the date of their abstract/application deadline. Click to expand for more information, deadline date, and a brief description.


The Foundation develops, produces, and directs educational programs in all fields of the forensic sciences. Specifically the Foundation: sponsors seminars and courses for physicians, including ACCME Accreditation; publishes books on forensic science subjects; sponsors the Emerging Young Forensic Scientist Award; and awards grants for significant forensic research.


  • Assess manpower requirements
  • Assess the qualification of professionals in the field
  • Determine the state-of-the-art of the forensic sciences
  • Study the education and training requirements of the various disciplines
  • Assess the education and training opportunities in the forensic sciences
  • Evaluate the uses of forensic sciences by the justice system

ICITAP Assistance Program

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) have developed a mechanism to donate chemicals, equipment, and supplies to needy forensic laboratories.

Click HERE for more information on how you can make a donation.

Contact the Foundation

The Forensic Science Foundation looks forward to connecting with you. Please reach out with any inquiries you may have and a staff member will be in touch.