FY 2022 BJA Visiting Fellows Program
Through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (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 Department of Justice (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 potential residency period of 9 to 12 months, where the fellow will work closely with BJA staff members and potentially work onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C. on a regular basis.
The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a focus area of criminal justice practice. 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 and programs to benefit the field.
Eligible applicants include:
- State governments
- City or township governments
- Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
- County governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher
- Private institutions of higher education
- For-profit organizations other than small businesses