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National Institute of Justice American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program

NIJ is now accepting applications for our American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice for 2018. NIJ supports research that addresses important issues facing tribal nations and aims to encourage the next generation of tribal justice researchers and scholars. This year, NIJ will support up to 15 American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students in attending major criminal justice-related conferences to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. The conference options are: (1) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (Oct. 6 – 9, 2018; Orlando, Florida), (2) The American Society of Criminology (Nov. 14 – 17, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia), and (3) The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Feb. 18 – 23, 2019; Baltimore, Maryland).

Conference scholarships will be available to individuals who self-identify as an American Indian or Alaska Native person who is enrolled in, affiliated with, or a descendant of a federally recognized tribe; are at least 18 years of age at the time of application; are enrolled full-time at an eligible academic institution (including public and private colleges and universities, tribal colleges, community colleges, and vocational/technical schools); are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in research or evaluation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), or a social and behavioral science field; can commit to attending the entire conference, and have not previously received a travel scholarship from NIJ under this program.

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.

Applications are due on or before 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 18, 2018.