NIJ FY18 Graduate Research Fellowship in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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**This opportunity is directed to institutions of higher education for the purpose of supporting doctoral level research. Please consider reaching out to past academic or research partners to apply for funds to support research on how quality and well funded public defense helps to ensure public safety, prevents crime, and most importantly ensures the effective administration of criminal justice.**

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the effective administration of criminal justice in the United States. Of particular interest is research on issues deemed critical by the U.S. Department of Justice: violent crime reduction, enhancing investigations and prosecutions, protecting police officers and other public safety personnel, combating the opioid epidemic, victimization, and addressing illegal immigration.

Funding Source: 
National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: 

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education