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Department of Justice Early Career Funding Opportunities


Department of Justice (DoJ) New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences - NIJ-2017-11363

  • Deadline
    • Application Due - March 27, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • Who is eligible?
    • Principal Investigator (PI) must have been awarded a terminal degree in their field within the four (4) years prior to September 30, 2017
    • PIs must be nontenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
    • PI must not have previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship.
  • What is the budget and duration?
    • $200,000 over 24 months for primary research
    • $40,000 over 24 months for secondary data analysis
  • Additional Notes
    • NIJ’s New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics relevant to NIJ’s Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) and/or Office of Science and Technology (OST).
    • ORE’s primary areas of interest include but are not limited to: social science research on criminal justice systems (e.g., courts, policing, corrections); violence and victimization (e.g., victims of crime, human trafficking, bias crime); and crime control and prevention (e.g., school safety, firearms, gangs).
    • OST’s primary areas of interest include but are not limited to: the development and application of technology to criminal justice issues, understanding technology’s impact in the field, and exploring policy-related research questions with regards to technology use and impact.