Visiting Fellows Program
Apply now! NIJ is seeking proposals for innovative research, scholarship, and/or knowledge-building projects addressing high-priority criminal justice issues as part of the 2016 NIJ Visiting Fellows Program. Applications are due May 11, 2016. Download the solicitation (pdf, 32 pages).
The Visiting Fellows Program offers criminal justice professionals and researchers a unique opportunity to participate in research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy.
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Objective of the Visiting Fellows Program
NIJ's Visiting Fellows Program will bring leading researchers into residency at NIJ to make important scholarly contributions in a specific area of criminal justice research in the fields of social science, forensics and criminal justice technology. A Visiting Fellowship also gives scholars an opportunity to work with the NIJ Director and staff to help shape the direction of NIJ's research programs.
The Visiting Fellows Program is designed to support important foundational scholarship, "capstone" research, or other important work in an established line of research. Alternately, it may support scholarship in an important and innovative research field that has the potential to establish a new area of criminal justice research.
Applicants in all areas of criminal justice scholarship pertinent to NIJ's broad research mission — including the social sciences, forensic sciences and criminal justice technology — are eligible for a Visiting Fellowship. We encourage researchers from a broad range of disciplines to consider how their work in areas related to crime and justice might be supported through the NIJ Visiting Fellows Program.
Award Details and Applying to the Fellows Program
Visiting Fellows will be accomplished researchers and others with credentials and experience that demonstrate significant achievements in — and a continuing commitment to — using research to advance our ability to solve the persistent challenges of crime and justice.
NIJ will recruit:
Research Fellows who have worked mainly in academic or other research settings.
Policy Fellows who have worked mainly in a criminal justice policy or practice setting.
Partnership Fellows — a Research Fellow and a Policy Fellow working together on a joint project.
Each Visiting Fellow will be expected to complete a major piece of scholarship during their fellowship at NIJ. This may be a capstone effort, culminating an important research effort conducted over a longer period of time; or it could be an important new piece of scholarship that has the potential to establish a new direction for criminology or criminal justice research. NIJ is especially interested in funding Fellows who can make significant contributions toward building a cumulative body of research knowledge in a given area.
In addition to their own scholarship, Visiting Fellows will be expected to participate in a wide range of collegial work with the NIJ Director and the NIJ staff. Much of this collegial work will be designed to shape and inform the core knowledge-building work of NIJ.
NIJ plans to release a solicitation for this program annually. Candidates for Visiting Fellowships follow the same application process as other applicants for NIJ funding.
The funding level for each Visiting Fellowship will be largely determined by the salary requirements of the applicant, which must be fully documented in the budget and budget narrative.
Applicants should be aware that most fellowships will include a 6-18 month term of residency at NIJ and ordinarily will not exceed a total period of two years. (A shorter residency, while not preferable, may be considered.)
You are strongly encouraged to carefully read the solicitation to which you are applying as details and requirements may change from year to year.
List of Visiting Fellowship Awards
|Year and Award Number
(links to abstract or report if available)
|2012-PJ-BX-K001||Dr. André Rosay||
Violence Against Indian Women Research Program||$493,357|
Controlling Crime: Reducing Incarceration||$248,712|
|2011-IJ-CX-K060||James M. Doyle||
Learning From Error in American Criminal Justice||$191,239|
Multistate Analysis of Time Consumption in Capital Appeals||$85,530|
|2003-IJ-CX-1027||Martin Schwartz ||
Police Investigations of Rape — Roadblocks and Solutions||$316,040 |
|2002-IJ-CX-0026||B. Michael Dann ||
Testing the Effects of Selected Jury Trial Innovations on Juror Comprehension of DNA Evidence||$12,100|
|2002-IJ-CX-0017||Janine Wedel ||
Corruption Conundrum: Bridging Perspectives Between East and West||$186,113|
|2002-IJ-CX-0024||Myra Wall Downing ||
Measuring the Impact of Collaboration on Community Safety Problem Solving Initiatives||$19,500|
|1999-IJ-CX-0050||Gloria Laycock ||
Social Research — Getting It Right for Practitioners and Policymakers||$161,999|
|1999-IJ-CX-0055||David Bayley ||
Lessons in Projecting Police Reform Abroad||$44,518|
|1999-IJ-CX-0002||Roger L. Conner||
Community Safety Law||$319,377|
|1999-IJ-CX-0014||Yuriy Voronin ||
Scope, Character and Impact of the Phenomenon of Transnational Crime||$61,680|
|1998-IJ-CX-0047||Orlando Rodriguez ||
Labor Markets and Crime: Criminal Justice Policy and Research Issues||$115,764|
Assessment of Washington, D.C.'s, Pilot Community Prosecution Initiative||$98,721|
|Carole Elizabeth Chaski||
Linguistic Methods for Determining Document Authorship|
|1997-MU-CX-0002||Robin W. Burnham ||
Analysis of Global Database on Crime and Criminal Justice||$113,615|
|1997-IJ-CX-0009||James Collins ||
Exploring the Links Between Substance Abuse Service and Domestic Violence||$209,301|
|1996-IJ-CX-0004||Todd Clear ||
Community Justice Theory and Practice||$80,814|
|1996-IJ-CX-0067||Ralph Taylor ||Influences of Specific Incivilities on Reactions to Crime in Five Cities||$167,884|
Evaluation of Florida's Residential Drug Treatment Prison Diversion Program||$112,349|
|1995-IJ-CX-0021||Ronald V. Clarke||
Problem-Oriented Policing, Case Studies||$43,014|
|1995-IJ-CX-0110||William McDonald ||
The Role of Local Law Enforcement in Controlling Illegal Immigration and Other Transnational Crimes||$181,414 |
|1995-IJ-CX-0029||Michael G. Maxfield ||
The Self-Evaluating Justice Organization: Building Local Evaluation Capacity||$70,279|
Rethinking Organizational Strategies and Criminal Justice Performance Measures: The Case of Community Prosecution||$294,530|
|1995-IJ-CX-0033||Sergey S. Chapkey||
Developing an Internet Model for Cross-National Information Sharing and Dissemination||$251,848 |
|1995-IJ-CX-0016||Thomas J. Quinn||Toward Common Sense in Sentencing||$371,500 |
"Broken Windows" and Police Discretion||$58,079|
Emerging Experiments in Community Prosecution||$123,939|
Varieties of Rural Policing: An Exploratory Study||$68,535|
|1994-IJ-CX-0014||Richard L. Linster||
Classification for Recidivism Risk: A Hazard Model Approach||$210,615|
|1994-IJ-CX-0043||Ellen Scrivner||Requirements Analysis||NA|
|1994-IJ-CX-0019||Thomas C. Castellano||
Developing the Mature Coping Skills of Criminal Offenders: The Impact of Boot Camp Interventions||$212,486|
|1993-IJ-CX-0001||Hellen Corrothers||Intermediate Sanctions: Developing an Effective Intermediate Sanction||$268,058|
Study of Juvenile Justice Programs in Prosecutor Offices||$104,816|
|1993-IJ-CX-0003||Ann Taylor||Study of Prosecution of Domestic Violence in Rural Counties||$136,920|
|1993-IJ-CX-0006||Albert Reiss||Organizational Problems in Policing||NA|
|1993-IJ-CX-0056||Carol S. Knapel||
Post-Occupancy Facility Evaluation||$109,000|
|Year and Award Number (if available)||Fellow||Project Title|
(linked to abstract if available)
Aging Criminals: Changes in the Criminal Calculus||NA|
|1979||Thomas Pavlak||Procedural Justice in Parole Revocation||NA|
New Evidence on the Nature of Courts: Measurement of Judge-Time and the Evaluation of Judicial Performance — Reducing the Discrepancies||NA|
|1979||Samuel Myers||Employment Opportunities and Crime||NA|
|1978||Judith Lachman||Restricting Court Discretion: An Economic Analysis of the Effects on Prosecution and Judicial Decision Making||NA|
|1978||Nicholas Kittrie||An Analysis of the Concept of Political Crime||NA|
|1978||Elmer Johnson||Community Sub-System of Criminal Justice||NA|
|1978||Keith Hawkins||The Meaning of Parole||NA|
Interpreting Services in the American Criminal Courts||NA|
|1977||Kent Miller||Social Control in the Mental Health Profession||NA|
|1977||Wilard Hutchins||National Criminal Justice Baseline Data File||NA|
|1977||Allen Breed||Acting as Participant Chronicler Observer for the Federal Coor. Criminal on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Delinquency and the Gang ||NA|
|1976||Robert Rubel||History of School Crime, 1950-1975||NA|
|1976||Robert Gaensslen||Sourcebook in Forensic Serology||NA|
|1976||Paul Wice||A Socio-Legal Study of the Private Practice of Criminal Law||NA|
|1975||Gerald Caiden||Evaluation of Police Reform||NA|
The Trial Judge's Role in Plea Bargaining and Alternatives to the Guilty Plea System||NA|
History of Organized Crime, 1920-1945||NA|
Study of Governmental Restructuring Needs in Criminal Justice||NA|
A Study of the Detective Role in Metropolitan Police Systems||$25,988|
|1974-NI-99-0053||Michael J. Kelly||
The Evaluation of Criminal Justice Policy Initiatives||$27,020|
|1974-NI-99-0034||John J. Murphy||
An Unexplored Area in Bail: The Retrieval Process, Who Conducts Retrievals, the Governing Rules and the Reformation of Rules||$29,236|
|1974-NI-99-0031||Stuart N. Adams||
A Study of Factors Associated With Impact in Criminal Justice Evaluations||$35,422|
Police Work and Comparative Analysis of Drug Law Enforcement||$38,091|
Citizen Evaluation of Crime and Criminal Justice: Variations Within and Across American Cities||$30,737|
|1974-NI-99-0027||John P.J. Dussich||
An Analysis of the Effects of Work Release on Self-Esteem||$14,034|
|1974-NI-99-0026||Anthony L. Guenther||
The Social Dimensions of a Penitentiary||$5,201|
|1974-NI-99-0025||Robert W. Gillespie||
Judicial Resources and Court Delay: A Cross-Section Analysis of the Federal District Courts||$15,255|
|1974-NI-99-0024||Stuart S. Nagel||
Applying Operations Research and Economic Modeling to the Legal Process and Criminal Justice||$41,866|
|1971-NI-071-VF||Edward S. Ryan||
A Study of Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Criminal Justice Agencies: Police and Probation||$23,331|
|1971-NI-004-VF||Gary V. Dubin||New Frontiers in Criminal Justice Research||$25,860|
|1971-NI-003-VF||Jack M. Holl||Anglo-American Penal Reform 1830 to the Present||$22,100|
|1970-NI-008 E||William J. Bowers||NA||$22,000|
|1970-NI-008 D||David Durk||Feasibility Study of Change in Recruitment||$21,000|
|1970-NI-008 C||Alexander J. Seidler||Analysis of Existing Data on Student Radicalism||$15,500|
|1970-NI-008 B||Carol Jean Crowther||Sentencing Policy Evaluation||$15,000|
|1970-NI-008 A||Annelise Anderson||Economic Analysis and Organized Crime||$6,500|
 NIJ made no grant awards in the Visiting Fellowship Program from 2005 to 2009.
 This list is incomplete but is presented for historical reference.
Date Modified: February 11, 2016