Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJâ€™s mission.
The goal of the GRF program is to increase the pool of scholars engaged in research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States, particularly at the state and local levels.
Previously, the GRF program had two separate tracks: Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Beginning in 2020, NIJ welcomed eligible applicants in all fields to a single GRF funding opportunity, regardless of SBS/STEM distinction.
The program is currently accepting applications. The university applies on behalf of the student. The grants.gov deadline is May 17 and the JustGrants deadline is May 24, 2022.
Age minimum or maximum:*
Open to international students:
Required to demonstrate financial need:
Engineering, Life Sciences/ Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Demographic Information (preferred or required):
$25,000 and above
Date application is available:
USC endorsement required:
USC endorsement application deadline:
USC endorsement process explanation:
USC endorsement website/URL:
National Institute of Justice