With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated research examining how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy interventions at any point during the administration of justice from two categories of researchers:
- Category 1: W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars – Researchers who are advanced in their careers (awarded a terminal degree at least seven years prior to December 31, 2022) may apply for grants for research, evaluation, and mentoring of less-experienced researchers.
- Category 2: W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows – Researchers who are early in their careers (awarded a terminal degree within seven years of December 31, 2022) may apply for grants for research and evaluation.