Innovative dissertation research- NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program

Funding Source: 
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Type of Funding: 
federal
Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Amount: 
32 000
Eligibility: 
Eligible applicants are limited to degree-granting educational institutions in the United States. To be eligible, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsoring institution for the doctoral candidate who will be conducting criminal justice-related research in a discipline relevant to NIJ’s mission. NIJ may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.
Description: 

NIJ is seeking proposals for funding innovative dissertation research under the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program that provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited academic institutions that offer research-based doctoral degrees in social and behavioral academic disciplines relevant to NIJ’s mission.

Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate how the proposed dissertation research will advance criminal justice knowledge, practice and/or policy for criminal justice agencies in the United States. Quantitative, qualitative, primary, and secondary data analysis and mixed-method approach research studies are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applicants who use the most rigorous research methods applicable to the proposed research topic to maximize the validity and reliability of their findings. View full solicitation to apply.