Degree-granting academic institutions are encouraged to sponsor outstanding and promising doctoral students whose dissertation research has direct implications for preventing and controlling crime, and/or ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal and/or juvenile justice, in the United States. NIJ will give special consideration in award decisions to proposals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides grants to accredited academic institutions to support outstanding doctoral students whose dissertation research is relevant to criminal and or juvenile justice.
NIJ will give special consideration to proposals with methods that include meaningful engagement with the people with lived experience of the subject of study, including but not limited to, justice practitioners, community members, crime victims, service providers and individuals who have experienced justice system involvement. Where applicable, NIJ also seeks proposals that include consideration and measurement of the issues of diversity, discrimination, and bias across age, gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
For Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables, see https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/O-NIJ-2023-171521.pdf#page=8.
For Priority Areas, see https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/O-NIJ-2023-171521.pdf#page=9.
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