The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission.
About the GRF Program
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.
The GRF program has two tracks:
- Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Social and Behavioral Sciences program supports research in all social and behavioral science disciplines including, but not limited to, criminology, psychology and sociology.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM program supports research in the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer and information sciences, and the mathematical sciences.
For more information:
- See our GRF Social and Behavioral Sciences program FAQs.
- See our GRF Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program FAQs.
- Watch videos on YouTube with hints on applying.
- Read the solicitations carefully when they are released on our Current Funding Opportunities page.
For substantive questions about NIJ’s GRF Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, e-mail [email protected].
For substantive questions about NIJ's GRF program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, e-mail [email protected].