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NIJ To Fund Research on Indigent Defense

March 9, 2012

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced the funding opportunity, "Social Science Research on Indigent Defense." NIJ will make one or more grant awards totaling as much as $1 million to support research in the field of indigent services, policies, and practices and to develop tools that will improve the quality and availability of juvenile and adult indigent defense services nationwide. Applicants in the juvenile justice field are encouraged to consider research involving either juvenile access to counsel or waiver of counsel.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on May 23, 2012.


To obtain information about this and other current NIJ solicitations, go to nij.gov/funding/Pages/current.aspx.

To obtain information about current OJJDP solicitations, including eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and frequently asked questions, visit www.ojjdp.gov/funding/FundingList.asp.

Read the Attorney General's speech at www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2012/ag-speech-120204.html.


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