Visiting Fellows Program

The Visiting Fellows Program offers criminal justice professionals and researchers a unique opportunity to participate in research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy.

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Objective of the Visiting Fellows Program

NIJ's Visiting Fellows Program will bring leading researchers into residency at NIJ to make important scholarly contributions in a specific area of criminal justice research in the fields of social science, forensics and criminal justice technology. A Visiting Fellowship also gives scholars an opportunity to work with the NIJ Director and staff to help shape the direction of NIJ's research programs.

The Visiting Fellows Program is designed to support important foundational scholarship, "capstone" research, or other important work in an established line of research. Alternately, it may support scholarship in an important and innovative research field that has the potential to establish a new area of criminal justice research.

Applicants in all areas of criminal justice scholarship pertinent to NIJ's broad research mission — including the social sciences, forensic sciences and criminal justice technology — are eligible for a Visiting Fellowship. We encourage researchers from a broad range of disciplines to consider how their work in areas related to crime and justice might be supported through the NIJ Visiting Fellows Program.

Award Details and Applying to the Fellows Program

Visiting Fellows will be accomplished researchers and others with credentials and experience that demonstrate significant achievements in — and a continuing commitment to — using research to advance our ability to solve the persistent challenges of crime and justice.

NIJ will recruit:

  • Research Fellows who have worked mainly in academic or other research settings.
  • Policy Fellows who have worked mainly in a criminal justice policy or practice setting.
  • Partnership Fellows — a Research Fellow and a Policy Fellow working together on a joint project.

Each Visiting Fellow will be expected to complete a major piece of scholarship during their fellowship at NIJ. This may be a capstone effort, culminating an important research effort conducted over a longer period of time; or it could be an important new piece of scholarship that has the potential to establish a new direction for criminology or criminal justice research. NIJ is especially interested in funding Fellows who can make significant contributions toward building a cumulative body of research knowledge in a given area.

In addition to their own scholarship, Visiting Fellows will be expected to participate in a wide range of collegial work with the NIJ Director and the NIJ staff. Much of this collegial work will be designed to shape and inform the core knowledge-building work of NIJ.

NIJ plans to release a solicitation for this program annually. Candidates for Visiting Fellowships follow the same application process as other applicants for NIJ funding.

The funding level for each Visiting Fellowship will be largely determined by the salary requirements of the applicant, which must be fully documented in the budget and budget narrative.

Applicants should be aware that most fellowships will include a 6-18 month term of residency at NIJ and ordinarily will not exceed a total period of two years. (A shorter residency, while not preferable, may be considered.)

You are strongly encouraged to carefully read the solicitation to which you are applying as details and requirements may change from year to year.

List of Visiting Fellowship Awards

Year and Award Number [1] Fellow Project Title
(links to abstract or report if available)
Amount
2012-PJ-BX-K001 Dr. André Rosay Violence Against Indian Women Research Program $493,357
2011-IJ-CX-K059 Mark Kleiman Controlling Crime: Reducing Incarceration $248,712
2011-IJ-CX-K060 James M. Doyle Learning From Error in American Criminal Justice $191,239
2004-IJ-CX-0005 Barry Latzer Multistate Analysis of Time Consumption in Capital Appeals $85,530
2003-IJ-CX-1027 Martin Schwartz Police Investigations of Rape — Roadblocks and Solutions $316,040
2002-IJ-CX-0026 B. Michael Dann Testing the Effects of Selected Jury Trial Innovations on Juror Comprehension of DNA Evidence $12,100
2002-IJ-CX-0017 Janine Wedel Corruption Conundrum: Bridging Perspectives Between East and West $186,113
2002-IJ-CX-0024 Myra Wall Downing Measuring the Impact of Collaboration on Community Safety Problem Solving Initiatives $19,500
1999-IJ-CX-0050 Gloria Laycock Social Research — Getting It Right for Practitioners and Policymakers $161,999
1999-IJ-CX-0055 David Bayley Lessons in Projecting Police Reform Abroad $44,518
1999-IJ-CX-0002 Roger L. Conner Community Safety Law $319,377
1999-IJ-CX-0014 Yuriy Voronin Scope, Character and Impact of the Phenomenon of Transnational Crime $61,680
1998-IJ-CX-0047 Orlando Rodriguez Labor Markets and Crime: Criminal Justice Policy and Research Issues $115,764
1997-IJ-CX-0058 Barbara Boland Assessment of Washington, D.C.'s, Pilot Community Prosecution Initiative $98,721
1997-IJ-CX-0011
1995-IJ-CX-0012
Carole Elizabeth Chaski Linguistic Methods for Determining Document Authorship

$214,505

1997-MU-CX-0002 Robin W. Burnham Analysis of Global Database on Crime and Criminal Justice $113,615
1997-IJ-CX-0009 James Collins Exploring the Links Between Substance Abuse Service and Domestic Violence $209,301
1996-IJ-CX-0004 Todd Clear Community Justice Theory and Practice $80,814
1996-IJ-CX-0067 Ralph Taylor Influences of Specific Incivilities on Reactions to Crime in Five Cities $167,884
1996-CE-VX-0010 Richard Linster Evaluation of Florida's Residential Drug Treatment Prison Diversion Program $112,349
1995-IJ-CX-0021 Ronald V. Clarke Problem-Oriented Policing, Case Studies $43,014
1995-IJ-CX-0110 William McDonald The Role of Local Law Enforcement in Controlling Illegal Immigration and Other Transnational Crimes $181,414
1995-IJ-CX-0029 Michael G. Maxfield The Self-Evaluating Justice Organization: Building Local Evaluation Capacity $70,279
1995-IJ-CX-0112 Barbara Boland Rethinking Organizational Strategies and Criminal Justice Performance Measures: The Case of Community Prosecution $294,530
1995-IJ-CX-0033 Sergey S. Chapkey Developing an Internet Model for Cross-National Information Sharing and Dissemination $251,848
1995-IJ-CX-0016 Thomas J. Quinn Toward Common Sense in Sentencing $371,500
1995-IJ-CX-0013 George Kelling "Broken Windows" and Police Discretion $58,079
1994-IJ-CX-0004 Barbara Boland Emerging Experiments in Community Prosecution $123,939
1994-IJ-CX-0006 Gary Cordner Varieties of Rural Policing: An Exploratory Study $68,535
1994-IJ-CX-0014 Richard L. Linster Classification for Recidivism Risk: A Hazard Model Approach $210,615
1994-IJ-CX-0043 Ellen Scrivner Requirements Analysis NA
1994-IJ-CX-0019 Thomas C. Castellano Developing the Mature Coping Skills of Criminal Offenders: The Impact of Boot Camp Interventions $212,486
1993-IJ-CX-0001 Hellen Corrothers Intermediate Sanctions: Developing an Effective Intermediate Sanction $268,058
1994-IJ-CX-0020 Ann Taylor Study of Juvenile Justice Programs in Prosecutor Offices $104,816
1993-IJ-CX-0003 Ann Taylor Study of Prosecution of Domestic Violence in Rural Counties $136,920
1993-IJ-CX-0006 Albert Reiss Organizational Problems in Policing NA
1993-IJ-CX-0056 Carol S. Knapel Post-Occupancy Facility Evaluation $109,000
Early Fellows[2]
Year and Award Number (if available) Fellow Project Title
(linked to abstract if available)
Amount
1980 Neal Shover Aging Criminals: Changes in the Criminal Calculus NA
1979 Thomas Pavlak Procedural Justice in Parole Revocation NA
1979-NI-AX-0077 Samuel Krislov New Evidence on the Nature of Courts: Measurement of Judge-Time and the Evaluation of Judicial Performance — Reducing the Discrepancies NA
1979 Samuel Myers Employment Opportunities and Crime NA
1978 Judith Lachman Restricting Court Discretion: An Economic Analysis of the Effects on Prosecution and Judicial Decision Making NA
1978 Nicholas Kittrie An Analysis of the Concept of Political Crime NA
1978 Elmer Johnson Community Sub-System of Criminal Justice NA
1978 Keith Hawkins The Meaning of Parole NA
1978-NI-AX-0073
1979-NI-AX-0078
Carlos Astiz Interpreting Services in the American Criminal Courts NA
1977 Kent Miller Social Control in the Mental Health Profession NA
1977 Wilard Hutchins National Criminal Justice Baseline Data File NA
1977 Allen Breed Acting as Participant Chronicler Observer for the Federal Coor. Criminal on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Delinquency and the Gang NA
1976 Robert Rubel History of School Crime, 1950-1975 NA
1976 Robert Gaensslen Sourcebook in Forensic Serology NA
1976 Paul Wice A Socio-Legal Study of the Private Practice of Criminal Law NA
1975 Gerald Caiden Evaluation of Police Reform NA
1975 Albert Alschuler The Trial Judge's Role in Plea Bargaining and Alternatives to the Guilty Plea System NA
1975-N1-99-0109 Mark Haller History of Organized Crime, 1920-1945 NA
1975-N1-99-0106 Daniel Skoler Study of Governmental Restructuring Needs in Criminal Justice NA
1975-NI-99-0045 Larry Guenther A Study of the Detective Role in Metropolitan Police Systems $25,988
1974-NI-99-0053 Michael J. Kelly The Evaluation of Criminal Justice Policy Initiatives $27,020
1974-NI-99-0034 John J. Murphy An Unexplored Area in Bail: The Retrieval Process, Who Conducts Retrievals, the Governing Rules and the Reformation of Rules $29,236
1974-NI-99-0031 Stuart N. Adams A Study of Factors Associated With Impact in Criminal Justice Evaluations $35,422
1974-NI-99-0029 Peter Manning Police Work and Comparative Analysis of Drug Law Enforcement $38,091
1974-NI-99-0028 Wesley Skogan Citizen Evaluation of Crime and Criminal Justice: Variations Within and Across American Cities $30,737
1974-NI-99-0027 John P.J. Dussich An Analysis of the Effects of Work Release on Self-Esteem $14,034
1974-NI-99-0026 Anthony L. Guenther The Social Dimensions of a Penitentiary $5,201
1974-NI-99-0025 Robert W. Gillespie Judicial Resources and Court Delay: A Cross-Section Analysis of the Federal District Courts $15,255
1974-NI-99-0024 Stuart S. Nagel Applying Operations Research and Economic Modeling to the Legal Process and Criminal Justice $41,866
1971-NI-071-VF Edward S. Ryan A Study of Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Criminal Justice Agencies: Police and Probation $23,331
1971-NI-004-VF Gary V. Dubin New Frontiers in Criminal Justice Research $25,860
1971-NI-003-VF Jack M. Holl Anglo-American Penal Reform 1830 to the Present $22,100
1970-NI-008 E William J. Bowers NA $22,000
1970-NI-008 D David Durk Feasibility Study of Change in Recruitment $21,000
1970-NI-008 C Alexander J. Seidler Analysis of Existing Data on Student Radicalism $15,500
1970-NI-008 B Carol Jean Crowther Sentencing Policy Evaluation $15,000
1970-NI-008 A Annelise Anderson Economic Analysis and Organized Crime $6,500

[1] NIJ made no grant awards in the Visiting Fellowship Program from 2005 to 2009.

[2] This list is incomplete but is presented for historical reference.

Date Modified: September 14, 2012