National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Fellowship and Student Programs
NIJ sponsors fellowship programs to strengthen and broaden the pool of researchers looking at the issues of crime and justice by:
- Providing talented researchers — who hold a terminal degree in any academic discipline and are early in their career — with an opportunity to elevate their independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion.
- Encouraging promising doctoral students in the application of critical and innovative thinking on pressing criminal justice problems.
- Fostering the professional development of criminal justice researchers and professionals by providing them an opportunity to work full-time on research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy.
- Encouraging students from any academic discipline to propose original research that has direct implications for criminal justice in the United States.