To provide opportunities for
researchers with an interest in building knowledge for the enhancement of
justice system administration, delinquency prevention, and violence reduction
with opportunities to pursue projects aimed at addressing these issues from
diverse cultural perspectives and evaluating the operational complexities of
justice system administration manifested in various cultural contexts.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
Project Grants. Place Cursor Here for Definition
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
The funds may be used to conduct research for both adult and juvenile systems
on crime causation, crime measurements, crime prevention, law enforcement,
criminal justice administration, and the effectiveness and efficiency of
anti-crime programs. Fellows conduct their studies while based at the National
Institute of Justice.
Fellowship grants are awarded to individuals or
to their parent agencies or organizations. IPA appointments also may be
negotiated with Fellows' parent agencies. Generally, researchers and
academicians working in the criminal justice field, including university or
college-based academic researchers and upper-level managers in criminal justice
agencies are eligible.
Generally, researchers and academicians with
research experience in criminal-justice or criminal-justice relevant fields are
eligible for grants; those working for law enforcement related branches of State
or local government units are eligible for grants or IPA appointments. Each
prospective candidate must have at least a doctoral-level or a legal degree of
J.D. or higher.
The applicant must furnish, along with the
application for a grant, a resume, a project description which includes the
project's scope, a discussion of the state-of-the-art methodology, project
period, and the anticipated impact of the study on the justice system. Costs
will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local
Potential applicants are encouraged to
request the program announcement for additional information about eligibility
requirements, the research priorities of the Institute, and application and
selection procedures. The standard application form (SF 424) as furnished by the
Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used
for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Detailed information is provided in a program
solicitation which is obtained by sending a self-addressed mailing label to
NCJRS, Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; calling toll free to request a copy
at (800) 851-3420; or accessing the web site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij under
"Funding Opportunities." This program is subject to the provisions of
OMB Circular No. A-110 or the Common Rule, where applicable.
Grants are awarded by the Institute Director based on
the recommendations of the Institute staff and outside reviewers.
Concept papers must be received on or prior to February 1
to be considered for an award(s) to be made in June. Following a review of all
concept papers, some applicants will be invited to develop a full proposal,
which must include a standard application form furnished by the Institute.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Approximately 90 days from
Hearing by the Director.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
This program has no formula or
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Project durations are normally
not less than 6 months nor more than 12 months.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Fiscal report consisting of quarterly expenditures and budget
expenditure reports; final financial report giving costs and expenditures of the
complete project; program reports consisting of bi-annual progress reports; and
a final report including a summary. Other reports may be requested. Financial
reporting for IPAs will be negotiated in the appointment agreement.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133
(Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Non-Profits Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial
assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit
requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records and accounts concerning the expenditure of Institute
and grantee or appointee-contributed funds shall be maintained during the grant
period and retained for 3 years thereafter.
(Grants) FY 01 $0; FY 02 est $0; and FY 03 est $100,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
In amounts consistent with
the applicant's proposed project and the Institute's plans, priorities and
levels of financing.
Not applicable. Program will be funded for the first time during fiscal year
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Applicants may obtain program information by accessing the Institute's web
site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij under "Funding Opportunities" or
calling NCJRS toll free at (800) 851-3420.
Regional or Local Office:
National Institute of Justice, Department of
Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 307-2942.
FTS number is (202) 307-2942.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
None available. Fellowship to be offered for the first time during calendar
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All proposals will be reviewed by a peer review panel. Their selection will
be based on the applicant's experience, the significance and conceptualization
of the project topic, the quality and feasibility of the research design, and
the potential impact of the project on the criminal justice system.