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USAID Invites Applications for Bureau of Justice Assistance Visiting Fellows Program

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USAID is calling for applications for the Bereau of Justice (BJA) visiting fellows program for make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice.

The 12–18 months fellowship program, including a residency period of at least 6–12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C. The Fellows will work in the Policy Office, which provides national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance to further the administration of justice. They will work in collaboration with BJA and DOJ staff to help provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field.

Eligibility Criteria –

  • Applying individual must be the citizen of United States.
  • Applicant must have at least 5 years of criminal justice expertise in the relevant area of practice or research.
  • Applicant must be working in a policy or applied criminal justice setting such as a criminal justice agency (law enforcement, criminal courts, prosecutor, corrections, or partner agency such as a social service provider), or an agency or office with responsibility for criminal justice and public policy (such as a governor’s office, mayor’s office, or other important policy setting pertinent to criminal justice).
  • Researchers should apply only if they have expertise and specific skills in developing models and applied research tools for the field, implementation of evidence-based practices, and collection and analysis of data and performance management.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the administrative capacity, particularly fiscal administrative capacity, to manage an agreement or award, as well as the knowledge and skills to successfully execute the proposed fellowship activities.

Deadline: 4 June 2014

For more information, please visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number BJA-2014-3841. Click Full Announcement and download relevant documents.

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