The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Massachusetts Institute Of Technology||$ 32,000||   ||2017-08-01||2019-07-31|
|Florida International University||$ 149,996||   ||2015-10-01||2019-07-31|
|Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York||$ 31,980||   ||2017-08-01||2019-07-31|
|Trustees Of Indiana University||$ 116,040||   ||2015-10-01||2019-03-31|
|Sam Houston State University||$ 140,923||   ||2015-10-01||2019-01-31|
|University Of Texas At Arlington||$ 133,163||   ||2015-10-01||2019-01-31|
|West Virginia University||$ 115,527||   ||2016-01-01||2018-12-31|
|San Diego State University Foundation||$ 100,000||   ||2016-08-01||2018-12-31|
|Carnegie Mellon University||$ 99,096||   ||2016-08-01||2018-10-31|
|Research Foundation For The State University Of New York, The||$ 93,142||   ||2016-08-01||2018-10-31|
Uses and Use Restrictions
The program supports academic institutions sponsoring students engaged in doctoral research.
Award funds may be used to cover a student?s stipend and fringe benefits, tuition and fees, and other allowable research expenses, as specified in the specific GRF Program solicitation.
Award funds cannot be used to pay for direct or indirect administrative expenses of the applicant educational institution.
Degree-granting academic institutions in the United States.
The institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S.
Secretary of Education.
The ultimate beneficiaries of this program are graduate students engaged in research relevant to criminal justice, forensic science, and public safety.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the current solicitation for the specific GRF Program track for information about required documents. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the method prescribed in the solicitation. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Grants are awarded by the Director of the National Institute of Justice. NIJ makes awards on a competitive basis. Notification of an award will be transmitted electronically to the submitting organization by the Grants Management System.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Part A, Sections 201-202, Pub. L. No. 90-351, 42 USC 3721 - 42 USC 3722; Title II, Subtitle D of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Sections 231-233 and 235, Pub. L. 107-296, 6 USC 161 - 6 USC 163 and 6 USC 165; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 180 days. Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.
GRF-STEM Fellowships may be supplemented for up to 36 months of total support, pending demonstration of adequate progress. See specific solicitation for details of renewal eligibility.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Initial grants typically provide 12 months of support. GRF-STEM fellowships may be supplemented for up to 36 months of total support, pending demonstration of adequate progress. The total period of an award will not exceed five years. Applicants should refer to the specific solicitation for details about initial and total grant periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are awarded in the form of a grant. See the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide for more information. (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm).
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
No cash reports are required.
Progress reports are required.
Additionally, an electronic copy of the graduate fellow?s approved, defended dissertation is required upon completion.
Quarterly financial reports are required.
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.
See 2 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
(Project Grants) FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 19 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Maximum award amounts: $32,000 for GRF-SBS; $50,000/yr. for GRF-STEM. See current solicitation for current award maximum.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Electronic versions of both GRF solicitations can be found on NIJ?s website at www.nij.gov/funding/fellowships.
Regional or Local Office
None. Email: GRF@usdoj.gov (Social and Behavioral Sciences) or GRF-STEM@usdoj.gov (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Phone: (202) 307-2942.
NIJ National Institute of Justice 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 307-2942
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The scientific merit of the proposed research and its relevance to criminal justice policy and practice in the United States are assessed by external peer reviewers, according to these selection criteria: 1) Statement of the Problem; 2) Project Design and Implementation; 3) Potential Impact; and 4) Capabilities and Competencies. All final award decisions will be made by the Director of the National Institute of Justice. Peer reviewers? ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only, although their views are considered carefully. In addition to peer review ratings, considerations for award recommendations and decisions may include, but are not limited to, planned scholarly products, proposed budgets, past performance (including scholarly products) under prior NIJ and OJP awards, research independence and integrity, strategic priorities, and available funding when making awards.