Visiting Fellows Program

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

Private institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), For profit organizations other than small businesses, State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), County governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Due Date: Deadline June 13, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline June 20, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:

Up to $350,000

Agency Solicitation:

BJA seeks to invest in current and future leaders in the criminal justice field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross-developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a “residency” period of 9 to 12 months when the fellow will be expected to commit a significant portion of their time to the fellowship and have an opportunity to work closely with BJA staff members both virtually and with some portion of their time working onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.


Additional Notes:

The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a criminal justice focus area. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff members to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies, policies, and programs to benefit the field.