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Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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Download the 2024 solicitation. Due dates:

  • Step 1: Application Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 10, 2024
  • Step 2: Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2024

NIJ hosted a webinar to discuss the FY 2024 opportunity on February, 14, 2024. A transcript and the slides will be posted in the coming week.  

What's new for 2024?

See the new solicitation for full details, but these are some of the most notable changes from last year:


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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 the program while the solicitation is open, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or [email protected].

Date Published: April 26, 2023