The NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) supports doctoral research with relevance to crime and criminal justice in the United States.

To be eligible, a doctoral student must be attending an accredited academic institution and be involved in work relevant to improving criminal justice. For example, the program recognizes research in biology, chemistry, computer science or engineering that could help forensic scientists or crime analysts solve crimes. NIJ anticipates awarding up to 20 fellowships in this application round.


  • $35,000 student stipend annually

  • $15,000 additional expenses annually

The deadline is April 15, 2020. For more information, visit the National Institute of Justice website.