Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2021 Visiting Fellows Program


The extended deadlines for the FY 21 BJA Visiting Fellows Program are as follows:
  • Grants.gov deadline: August 12, 2021 11:59 p.m. ET
  • JustGrants deadline: August 18, 2021 11:59 p.m. ET

On July 14, 2021 BJA staff held a webinar to provide information about this opportunity and how to apply.

FY 2021 Visiting Fellows Program ScreenshotThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the BJA Visiting Fellows Program. The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

Through the BJA Visiting Fellows Program, BJA invests in future and current leaders in the 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 at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.

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

Access the solicitation