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

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Justice
Learn More:New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Deadline:March 27, 2017
Award Max:NIJ estimates that it will make up to 8 awards, each up to $200,000 for performance periods to begin on January 1, 2018 and not to exceed 24 months. In addition, NIJ estimates that it will make up to 3 additional awards of up to $40,000 for projects solely engaging in secondary data analysis for performance periods to begin on January 1, 2018 and not to exceed 24 months.
Eligibility:Eligible applicants must: • Have received a terminal degree within the four (4) years prior to September 30, 2017. • Hold a non-tenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. • Not have previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship (with the exception of Graduate Research Fellows and Data Resource Program grantees)
Abstract:

NIJ’s New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics relevant to NIJ’s Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) and/or Office of Science and Technology (OST). ORE’s primary areas of interest include but are not limited to: social science research on criminal justice systems (e.g., courts, policing, corrections); violence and victimization (e.g., victims of crime, human trafficking, bias crime); and crime control and prevention (e.g., school safety, firearms, gangs). OST’s primary areas of interest include but are not limited to: the development and application of technology to criminal justice issues, understanding technology’s impact in the field, and exploring policy-related research questions with regards to technology use and impact. Applications must propose research led by a Principal Investigator (PI) who: was awarded a terminal degree in their field within the four (4) years prior to September 30, 2017; holds a nontenured 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. Please note that those who have held Graduate Research Fellowships with NIJ or have served as a PI on an award under the “Data Resources Program” solicitation are not deemed “PIs” under that award and are eligible under this solicitation. NIJ encourages applications from diverse academic disciplines including but not limited to: social and behavioral sciences, technology, engineering and math. The goal of this solicitation is to broaden the pool of NIJ-sponsored researchers by encouraging new scholars to develop their own research. The objective of the New Investigator/Early Career Program is to provide assistant professors with an opportunity to conduct research that is directly relevant to criminal justice. In the social and behavioral sciences, NIJ encourages applications from diverse disciplines including but not limited to: criminal justice, criminology, economics, law, psychology, public health, and sociology. In the STEM sciences, NIJ encourages applications from diverse disciplines including but not limited to: computer and information sciences, civil and mechanical engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, biostatistics, data science and material sciences.

Category(s): social-science, health-science