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Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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. GRF-SBS supported research in all social and behavioral science disciplines including, but not limited to, criminology, psychology and sociology.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). GRF-STEM supported research in the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer and information sciences, and the mathematical sciences.

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