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Graduate Research Fellowship Program

2021 Program Update

NIJ does not anticipate releasing a GRF funding opportunity for FY 2021.

2020 GRF Fellows Announced!

Twenty-six new Graduate Research Fellows have received fiscal year 2020 awards. View the complete list of past and present fellows.

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission.

The goal of the GRF program is to increase the pool of scholars engaged in research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States, particularly at the state and local levels.

Previously, the GRF program had two separate tracks: Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Beginning in 2020, NIJ welcomed eligible applicants in all fields to a single GRF funding opportunity, regardless of SBS/STEM distinction.

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Contact Information

If you have questions about NIJ’s GRF Program, e-mail [email protected].

Date Created: September 15, 2008