Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in a graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice? Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields? The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2019.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 - 1:05pm

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will support up to fifteen American Indian and Alaska Native students through the Native Student Travel Scholarship Program to attend a criminal justice-related conference to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and technological solutions to justice issues. The 2019 program announcement will have details on eligible conferences.

Funding will cover the costs of conference registration fees, round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation, baggage fees, meals, and incidental expenses. Scholarship recipients will be expected to arrange their travel so they arrive prior to and depart after the conference dates. Throughout the conference experience, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to interact with and learn more about the work of NIJ and NIJ's scientists, as well as researchers and practitioners from the field of criminal justice.

Flyer with conference options

Friday, May 17, 2019