NIJ funds two programs that provide funding for successful applicants to travel to select conferences and events.
Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Programs
The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Programs are designed to increase the research capabilities of law enforcement officers and agencies.
The LEADS Scholars Program advances evidence-based policing by supporting the development of research-minded law enforcement personnel.
The LEADS Academics Program has the goal of advancing practitioner-led research and promoting sustainable researcher/practitioner partnerships.
Native Student Travel Scholarship Program
To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. They will meet researchers and practitioners engaged in similar work. Conferences will expose students to innovative and evidence-based scientific and technological solutions to justice issues.