As part of the LECS program, this 48-month program includes (1) fielding the LEMAS in 2020,
(2) frame cleaning and fielding the CSLLEA in 2022, (3) developing and testing a LEMAS
supplemental survey instrument, and (4) developing and maintaining an active roster of
Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 6, 2019.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations (including tribal for-profit and nonprofit organizations); faith-based and community organizations; institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education); units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Shelley S. Hyland, BJS Statistician and Program Manager, by telephone at 202-307-0765, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "LECS FY19" in the subject line.
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Applicant institutions sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply if the
doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy
and practice in the United States. BJS encourages institutions to consider
sponsoring qualified doctoral students from social and behavioral sciences,
mathematics, data science, or statistics for their applications. BJS anticipates
making awards to successful applicant institutions on behalf of the sponsored
doctoral student in the form of grants to cover a doctoral student fellowship.
Awards will not exceed $40,000. Awarded funds will cover all allowable expenses over
the project period. Additional funds will not be provided (see Section B. Federal
Award Information). If the doctoral student's dissertation is not completed and
delivered to BJS within 5 years from the date of the fellowship award, the academic
institution may be required to return the full award amount to BJS. The Director of
BJS will make final award decisions.
Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 21, 2019.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to degree-granting educational institutions in the United States. To be eligible, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsor on behalf of a doctoral student whose dissertation research substantially uses data made available by BJS.
Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Kevin M. Scott, Law Enforcement Unit Chief, by telephone at 202-307-0765, or by email at Askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2019GRFPCJS" in the subject line.
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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) requires that applications for funding be submitted through the OJP Grants Management System (GMS).
Applicants for financial assistance from BJS should also review:
Data collection and processing
BJS maintains nearly three dozen major statistical series designed to cover each stage of the criminal justice system. A description of the various BJS data series can be found under the topical references on the BJS home page. The U.S. Census Bureau carries out the majority of BJS's data collection activities. However, BJS conducts several statistical programs for which other non-profit organizations serve as BJS data collection agents. BJS periodically announces solicitations for these programs in the Federal Register and current solicitations are listed at the top of this page.
Statistical and methodological research
BJS conducts, supports, and implements methodological research and initiatives designed to improve the quality of justice statistics, records, and information systems.
BJS, in partnership with the American Statistical Association (ASA), sponsors research projects designed to foster improvements in the methods used to obtain, analyze, and report national-level data on crime and criminal justice. Each year, new topics for methodological research are identified by BJS and ASA. Solicitations for new research projects are announced each year in February and October.
The BJS Visiting Fellows Program promotes criminal justice statistical research among the academic and professional justice community. Visiting Fellows participate in a specifically designed research project of particular operational relevance to the national or international justice system. The program offers criminal justice researchers an opportunity to have a significant impact on specific BJS projects as well as a chance to examine innovative approaches to the analysis and dissemination of BJS data.
National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) provides financial and technical support to states in improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal history records and enhancing records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems, and other state systems supporting national records systems and their use for background checks.
State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) offers technical and financial support to states to establish and maintain a state-level capacity to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice in order to contribute to effective state policies and programs and to participate in national data series. Through the creation of SACs, BJS encourages analyses of evolving criminal justice topics of interest within the state using data gathered from state and local agencies and promotes statistical inquiries into improved measures of crime incidence and prevalence.
Through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, BJS invites individuals interested in pursuing criminal justice issues to apply for temporary assignments. Projects will be designed to focus on improving BJS's statistical programs. Assignments may vary in duration, up to 2 years, and may be intermittent, part-time, or full-time. Visit the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program page for deadlines and eligibility requirements.