NIJ Funding Updates


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Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will support 15 American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate full-time students in attending major criminal justice-related conferences and explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety.

The conference options are:

  • 3rd Annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference (MUPC), Sept. 22-25, 2020, Las Vegas
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)—127th Annual Conference & Exposition, Oct. 17-20, 2020, New Orleans
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC)—76th Annual Meeting, Nov. 18–21, 2020, Washington, DC
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)—73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 15–20, 2021, Houston

Priority will be given to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) disciplines, including (but not limited to):

  • Anthropology (Physical)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics
  • Pathology
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

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