Researcher Development Institute

Program Eligibility

ABD*, Postdoc, and Assistant Professors who have demonstrated an extensive commitment to criminal justice research and are interested in exploring culturally-relevant solutions to issues in the field, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must reside in the United States, or a United States territory, for the duration of the fellowship term.

* Eligible doctoral candidates must have completed all doctoral coursework and provide documentation to support their status.

As part of the program, fellows will receive:

  • 12-monthly (3 hours) instructor-led interactive sessions based on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Support, educational resources, and networking with expert researchers in justice-related fields and the CJR-RDTI team
  • $5000 Honorarium
  • Continuing Education Credits for all contact hours

Fellows are expected to:

Attend and actively participate in each monthly instructor-led interactive sessions.

Make a monthly time commitment of 5-10 hours outside of the interactive sessions, which will be used to work on the creation of an online online diversion program evaluation tool or database.

Learn how to evaluate diversion programs and/or policies for their efficiency and effectiveness.

Develop an online tool that will provide evidence-based approaches to diversion.

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We are now accepting applications for the CJR Rising Scholars Researcher Development Program

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our inaugural cohort of the Researcher Development Program, which will be due on May 1st, 2022