U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
08/12/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 08/18/21 11:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the BJA Visiting Fellows Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission to ensure public safety and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice by bringing talent and expertise from the field to BJA to inform policy and practice and create new tools for the field that disseminate knowledge of effective and innovative approaches to priority criminal justice issues.
Through the BJA Visiting Fellows Program, BJA invests in future and current leaders in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field.
For more specific information about the program, see
For goals, objectives, and deliverables, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-152002.pdf#page=6.
Anticipated Areas of Focus for BJA Fellows
Each fellow will be expected to complete a major set of deliverables that will address critical, chronic, or emerging issues in the criminal justice field and build capacity to address one of the areas of focus discussed in the “Anticipated Areas of Focus for BJA Fellows” section.
BJA is especially interested in funding fellows who can make significant contributions toward building a cumulative body of knowledge in one of the 12 areas of focus. Depending on the level of interest and applications received, BJA plans to fund at least 12 fellows but may choose to fund multiple fellows in an area of focus and not fund others.
For the list of the areas of focus, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-152002.pdf#page=8.
GrantWatch ID#: 171269
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $350,000
Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2021
Period of Performance duration: 24 months
Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a residency period of at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.
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