Posted: February 7, 2019

Proposals due April 8, 2019

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the effective administration of criminal justice in the United States. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if: 1. The doctoral student's degree program is in a social and behavioral science discipline; and 2. The student's proposed dissertation research has demonstrable implications for addressing the challenges of public safety, crime, and/or the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. To learn more about NIJ's Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences, see

Read the full solicitation here.

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