Graduate Research Fellowship Program
NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program is an annual program that provides assistance to universities for dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice. On this page learn:
NIJ is accepting applications for the solicitation 2013 Ph.D. Graduate Research Fellowship Program (pdf, 20 pages). Applications are due May 23, 2013, 11:59 p.m. eastern time.
Objectives of the Fellowship Program
The NIJ Ph.D. Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that support graduate study leading to research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ.
Award Details and Applying to the Fellowship Program
Topics of interest to NIJ under this program vary from year to year but students from any academic discipline may propose original research that has direct implications for criminal justice in the United States. NIJ encourages a variety of approaches and perspectives in its research programs. NIJ awards these fellowships in an effort to encourage promising doctoral students in the application of critical and innovative thinking to pressing criminal justice problems.
The official applicant to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the sponsoring academic institution. Students must contact and seek the assistance of their university office of sponsored research or office of research, grants and contracts. For more information:
- See our frequently asked questions about this fellowship program.
- Read the solicitation carefully when it is released on our Current Funding Opportunities page.