W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime FY2017
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Funding: Up to $3 million for multiple grant awards under two categories
The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and qualitative research on the intersections of race, offending, victimization, and the fair administration of justice for both juveniles and adults. It furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This funding opportunity seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on topics linked to race and crime in the context of violence and victimization, crime and crime prevention, and justice systems.
In FY2017, NIJ will give priority consideration to proposals for research on:
- Homicide and other violence in minority communities
- Criminal courts (including but not limited to screening and assessment, legal defense systems, and sentencing reform)
Funding will be available for two categories:
- Scholars who are advanced in their careers may apply for up to $500,000 for research (excluding projects that only analyze secondary data) with a plan to mentor less experienced researchers
- Fellows who are early in their careers may apply for up to $100,000 for secondary data analysis projects, or up to $150,000 for research projects involving primary data collection (a short-term residency at NIJ is optional
General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.