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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.

Comparing Grants and Cooperative Agreements

NIJ may choose to make discretionary awards in the form of grants or cooperative agreements. While many of you are familiar with grants, you may not be as familiar with cooperative agreements. Cooperative agreements are simply another vehicle to support high-quality research on crime and justice. Cooperative agreements enable us to take full advantage of the expertise of the NIJ scientists and support innovative research. The table below shows some of the key differences and similarities between these two funding options.

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