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American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice

Scholarships to USA Alaska Native and American
Indian Students to Attend Criminal Justice Conferences

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline Date:

04/15/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Scholarships to USA Alaska Native and American Indian students to attend conferences in the field of criminal justice. Applications are invited from individuals currently enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs and who are interested in learning more about issues of crime, justice, and public safety.

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. They will meet researchers and practitioners engaged in similar work. Conferences will expose students to innovative and evidence-based scientific and technological solutions to justice issues.

Priority will be given to students in STEM disciplines including (but not limited to):

  • Anthropology (Physical)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics
  • Pathology
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Funding will cover the costs of conference registration, round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation, baggage, meals, and incidental expenses. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the entirety of the conference.

Conference Options:

  • 13th Annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference (MUPC), Sept. 22-25, 2020, Las Vegas
    • More information on this conference can be found at: ncjtc.org/mupc.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – 127th Annual Conference & Exposition, Oct. 17-20, 2020, New Orleans
    • More information on this conference can be found at: theiacpconference.org.
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC) – 76th Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-21, 2020, Washington, D.C.
    • More information on this conference can be found at: asc41.com.
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) – 73nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 15-20, 2021, Houston
    • More information on this conference can be found at: aafs.org.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183381

Number of Grants:

NIJ will support 15 students.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Conference scholarships will be available to individuals who:
- Self-identify as an American Indian or Alaska Native person and are enrolled in, affiliated with, or a descendant of a federally recognized tribe.
- Are at least 18 years of age at the time of application submission.
- Are enrolled at an eligible academic institution (including public and private colleges and universities, tribal colleges, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools) at the time of receipt of the scholarship.
- Are an undergraduate or graduate student (priority will be given to graduate students) interested in research or evaluation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), or a social and behavioral science field, (priority will be given to STEM students).
- Have not previously received a travel scholarship from NIJ under this program.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply for NIJ’s scholarship opportunity, submit the required materials by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Decision notices will be sent to all applicants by August 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application materials to AIAN_Scholarship@ojp.usdoj.gov.

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