OVW FY 2017 Research and Evaluation Solicitation – The purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)’s Research and Evaluation (R&E) initiative is to research and evaluate approaches to combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. By generating more knowledge about strategies for serving victims and holding offenders accountable, communities that benefit from Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding will be better equipped to align their work with practices that are known to be effective, and they will be more capable of generating empirical knowledge on the efficacy of new and promising ways of doing things. R&E is designed to support researcher-practitioner partnerships and a broad range of research and evaluation methods, including qualitative, mixed-method, and quasi-experimental designs. OVW is especially interested in supporting research on culturally-specific interventions and interventions designed to address the needs of victims from underserved and marginalized populations. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 01, 2017.