NIJ's New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics relevant to ORE including justice systems, violence and victimization, and/or crime control and prevention. Applications must propose research led by a Principal Investigator (PI) who: was awarded a terminal degree no more than four (4) years ago; holds a non-tenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States; and has not previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship . NIJ encourages applications from diverse social and behavior sciences including but not limited to criminal justice, criminology, economics, law, psychology, public health, and sociology.
As a priority set by the Director, this solicitation broadens the pool of NIJ researchers by encouraging new scholars to champion their own research. The objective of the New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is to provide assistant professors an opportunity to conduct applied research in an area of criminal justice. Priority will be given to research including, but not limited to ORE's interests: justice systems (e.g., policing, courts, and corrections); violence and victimization; and crime control and prevention.