A practical understanding of the different financial instruments. From pre-award decision to post-award management, you will explore key elements of both grants and cooperation agreements, including the active participation of the federal agency itself. You also have the option to ask your own questions during the Q-A part of the webinar. With regard to cooperation agreements, a significant participation is expected between the IJ and the winner. The fellow is required to cooperate with the NIJ Grant Manager, who is the authorized representative of NIJ, who is responsible for the proper management of the prize. In addition, an NIJ scientist is responsible for collaborating with the recipient`s researchers on substantive issues related to the award – support, advice, coordination and participation in project activities to ensure success. The NIJ scientist may also publish and be present with the recipient`s investigators as representatives of the NIJ. The NIJ may opt for discretionary grants in the form of grants or cooperation agreements. While many of you are familiar with subsidies, you may not be familiar with cooperation agreements. Cooperation agreements are just another tool to support crime and quality justice research. The cooperation agreements allow us to make full use of the expertise of NIJ scientists and to support innovative research. The table below shows some of the key differences and similarities between these two financing options.
[Note 1] Significant participation means that scientific staff support, guide, coordinate or participate in project activities after the scientific or program staff are awarded. In general, the cost of cooperation agreements indicates that the responsibility for the implementation of the supported project rests with the recipient of the implementation of the funded and approved proposal and budget, as well as the conditions for allocation. Responsibility for monitoring and diverting the project, if any, rests with the NIJ. Moreover, substantial participation is a more relative than absolute concept. NIJ`s participation in a cooperation project will depend on the circumstances. Examples of this include the review and approval of IJ`s implementation, monitoring and evaluation plans; The necessary review and approval of the IJ after completion of a phase of work before it passes the next phases; IJ`s verification and authorization of subcontracting or sub-subsidy; joint actions and cooperation or participation, such as between the NIJ and the laureate, in carrying out certain technical activities involved in the implementation of the project.