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New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Post Date

March 2nd 2016

Application Due Date

May 2nd 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Non-Profits Without 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education
For-Profit Organizations (Except Small Businesses)
Small Businesses


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $1500000

Grant Description

NIJМ╒▄ш▄╙s New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics relevant to ORE including justice systems, violence and victimization, and/or crime control and prevention. Applications must propose research led by a Principal Investigator (PI) who: was awarded a terminal degree no more than four (4) years ago; holds a non-tenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States; and has not previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship . NIJ encourages applications from diverse social and behavior sciences including but not limited to criminal justice, criminology, economics, law, psychology, public health, and sociology. As a priority set by the Director, this solicitation broadens the pool of NIJ researchers by encouraging new scholars to champion their own research. The objective of the New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is to provide assistant professors an opportunity to conduct applied research in an area of criminal justice. Priority will be given to research including, but not limited to OREМ╒▄ш▄╙s interests: justice systems (e.g., policing, courts, and corrections); violence and victimization; and crime control and prevention.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    NCJRS Call Center

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Technical Support

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    National Institute of Justice

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