The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will support up to 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students in attending criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. Funding will cover the costs of conference registration, round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation, baggage, meals, and incidental expenses. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the entirety of the conference.


The conferences to attend include:

1. International Association of Chiefs of Police (Sept. 11-14, 2021)

2. American Society of Criminology (Nov. 17-20, 2021)

3. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Feb. 21-26, 2022)

4. National Missing and Unidentified Persons (Moved to 2022)

NIJ welcomes all scientific disciplines, including the social and behavior sciences. However, priority will be given to students in STEM disciplines such as:• Anthropology (Physical)• Biology• Chemistry• Neuroscience• Mathematics• Pathology• Physics• Engineering

NIJ encourages you to review the eligibility and application requirements and apply or share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested in applying.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 10, 2021. More information here.

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