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American Association for the Advancement of ScienceScience & Technology Policy Fellowships

Award Information

Award #
2016-R2-CX-0025
Location
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$1,554,354

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $544,233)

As submitted by the proposer:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will place up to five (5) Science & Technology Policy Fellows at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) through the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program (STPF), over the period of 1 September 2016 through 31 August 2017, to support the NIJ goal to increase the number of scientists aware of the challenges of crime and justice and engaged to address those challenges.
STPF’s mission is to connect science with policy and foster a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking, and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges. Through public service professional development, STPF empowers competitively selected scientists and engineers to contribute knowledge and analytical skills to federal agencies and offices while they learn first-hand about the use of S&T in federal government decision-making, and the creation, implementation and evaluation of federal policies, regulations, and programs.
Fellows placed at the NIJ contribute expertise, analytical talent, and external perspectives and connections to NIJ’s core purpose to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. AAAS STPF fellows will be assigned responsibilities within one or more of NIJ’s three science offices depending on the interests of the science offices and the interests of the fellows. Regardless of placement, fellows will have the opportunity to work across offices. NCA/NCF

The American Association for the Advancement of Science will place up to four (4) Science & Technology Policy Fellows at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) through the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program to support the NIJ goal to increase the number of scientists aware of the challenges of crime and justice and engaged to address those challenges.

Fellows placed at the NIJ contribute expertise, analytical talent, and external perspectives and connections to NIJ’s core purpose to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.

nca/ncf

This funding is to support up to four (4) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) at NIJ.

One of NIJ’s goals is to increase the number of scientists aware of the challenges of crime and justice, who are engaged in research to address those challenges, particularly as applied to law enforcement. The STPF offers NIJ the opportunity to accomplish that goal.

Among the goals of the AAAS program is the promotion of the responsible use of science in public policy. AAAS created the STPF program to provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the STPF program adds to a growing corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry in order to serve the nation and the world.

STPF fellows will be assigned responsibilities within one or more of NIJ’s three science offices, depending on the needs and interests of the science offices, as well as the interests of the fellows themselves. Regardless of placement, the fellows will have the opportunity to work across offices.

The NIJ fellows will have opportunities to engage in a range of science (including social and behavioral science), technology, engineering, and mathematics research development and evaluation projects such as, but not limited to the following:
• Serve as an evaluation consultant for ongoing demonstration projects.
• Plan meetings, workshops, or other related activities with researchers and criminal justice practitioners and policymakers on a variety of topics.
• Participate in intra and inter-agency working groups.
• Provide support for the exploration, data collection, analysis, and development of new ideas for research, and dissemination of findings.
• Review research in a particular area, with a focus on relevance for the policy or practitioner fields, and prepare policy briefs.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).

NCA/NCF

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) proposes to support up to four (4) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

One of NIJ’s goals is to increase the number of scientists aware of the challenges of crime and justice, who are engaged in research to address those challenges, particularly as applied to law enforcement. The STPF offers NIJ the opportunity to accomplish that goal.

Among the goals of the AAAS program is the promotion of the responsible use of science in public policy. AAAS created the STPF program to provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the STPF program adds to a growing corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry in order to serve the nation and the world. Should this recommendation be approved the STPF fellows will be assigned responsibilities within one or more of NIJ’s three science offices, depending on the needs and interests of the science offices, as well as the interests of the fellows themselves. Regardless of placement, the fellows will have the opportunity to work across offices. The NIJ fellows will have opportunities to engage in a range of science (including social and behavioral science), technology, engineering, and mathematics research development and evaluation projects such as, but not limited to the following: 1) Serve as an evaluation consultant for ongoing demonstration projects, 2) Plan meetings, workshops, or other related activities with researchers and criminal justice practitioners and policymakers on a variety of topics, 3) Participate in intra and inter-agency working groups; and 4) Provide support for the exploration, data collection, analysis, and development of new ideas for research, and dissemination of findings.Review research in a particular area, with a focus on relevance for the policy or practitioner fields, and prepare policy briefs.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 25, 2016