Funding for Graduate-Level Researchers

Applications are now being accepted for the NIJ's Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (GRF-STEM), which sponsors promising doctoral students whose research aims to solve problems faced by criminal justice practitioners.

The program selects up to 20 fellows each year to receive a student stipend of $35,000 annually, as well as up to $15,000 annually to cover tuition and fees, research expenses, travel and conference expenses, and related costs. Up to $150,000 and three years of support are possible, with demonstration of continued enrollment and satisfactory progress.

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) track is open to doctoral students in STEM fields of study, which include the following disciplines, among others:

  • Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geosciences
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Materials Research
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences

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