Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice—the science agency of the DOJ

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NIJ Native Student Travel Scholarship Program – Deadline April 15, 2020 https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/native-student-travel-scholarship-program-connecting-science-crime-and-justice

Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice?

Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields?

If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support 15 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.


NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship – Deadline April 15, 2020 https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship-program

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission. The goal of the GRF program is to increase the pool of scholars engaged in research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States, particularly at the state and local levels. The GRF supports students in all social and behavioral sciences (SBS) disciplines, as well as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


NIJ’s Research Assistantship Program - Deadline Feb 27, 2020


The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. We welcome students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. This unique assistantship is an opportunity to learn and contribute to the breadth and depth of science research in which NIJ engages. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities in Washington, DC.




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