Become an NIJ Peer Reviewer

The National Institute of Justice is interested in expanding their pool of peer reviewers. According to a recent NIJ announcement, "As a peer reviewer, you will provide an important service to NIJ and the field through your critical feedback as we develop and execute our research agenda."

Reviewers are selected based on research and practical experience in their areas of expertise, and review solicitation proposals by NIJ.

NIJ draws peer reviewers from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and regions of the country. They are looking for research and technical experts in the following areas:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Firearms Violence
  • Mass Shootings
  • School Safety
  • Terrorism
  • Gangs
  • Persistently Violent Communities
  • Hate Crime

Potential peer reviewers should have strong research skills including specialized knowledge in the research process, research design, survey design, statistical analysis, and knowledge of the content areas indicated above.

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