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Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences.
Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Eligibility Requirements:
- The applicant must be a full- or part-time student completing his or her graduate degree requirements by conducting a research project at an educational institution accredited in the United States by a recognized academic body.
- This project must, in the opinion of the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Awards Committee, make a significant scientific contribution to the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences.
- No student is eligible for more than one grant until at least six (6) years have elapsed since receipt of a previous Jan’s Forensic Science Fund – Grant.
Grant Amount: The Jan Grant award is $1,700. In addition, up to $1,300 is available for travel expenses to attend a future American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting where the awardee has an approved platform presentation of the completed research. The funding must be used to complete the research project.
Application: Please complete the application at the link below and submit with the required attachments outlined in Part II on the application form.
FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Form
All submissions must be received and completed by July 31 (11:59 p.m. MDT). Please submit the aforementioned Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Eligibility Requirements electronically (with attachments in PDF format) to Kimberly Wrasse at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Kimberly Wrasse, FSF, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. The FSF will confirm receipt of all submissions within two business days. If confirmation is not received within two business days, the applicant should contact Kimberly Wrasse at email@example.com. The committee will make its decision no later than October 1 and all applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.