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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

FY 2019 BJS Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

Closing Date
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJSs criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics. BJS invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the mission of BJS, and who are in the final stages of graduate study.

FY 2018 Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

Closing Date
In 1995, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) began the FIST program to provide national estimates of the total number of purchase applications and denials resulting from the Brady Act and similar state laws. The FIST program collects information on firearm-related background checks conducted by state and local agencies, and combines this information with FBI NICS transaction data to calculate national estimates. The FIST program also collects information on reasons for denial, and provides estimates of application by jurisdiction and by each type of approval system.

FY 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

Closing Date
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics. BJS invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the mission of BJS, and who are in the final stages of graduate study.

Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices

Closing Date
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for the administration of the 2017 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices (CMEC). This census will obtain and update information about operations, workload, staffing, training, policies, and procedures of approximately 2000 medical examiners and coroners’’ (ME/C) offices that are responsible for the medico legal investigation of death.

Crime Indicators Working Group

Closing Date
Through this solicitation, BJS is seeking an applicant to provide analytical and logistical support for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)Crime Indicators Working Group (CIWG) project. To succeed in achieving CIWG goals, the meetings must be well designed and organized.

FY 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

Closing Date
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics. BJS invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the mission of BJS, and who are in the final stages of graduate study.