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Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission.

The Graduate Research Fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences track is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. The fellowship awards provide support for 12 months to accredited universities for research on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics.

The Graduate Research Fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences track is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. In the past, the fellowship awards provided support for 12 months to accredited universities for research on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics. In FY2019, NIJ anticipates being able to provide up to three years of support usable over a five year-period.

Commensurate with this anticipated increase in the period of performance, NIJ also anticipates that FY2019 awards made under the Social and Behavioral Sciences Fellowship Program increasing from a maximum of $32,000 to $150,000. NIJ encourages doctoral students who are conducting research that has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the U.S. to apply to this exciting program.

Date Created: July 17, 2019