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Crime & Justice Summer Research Institute:

Broadening Participation & Perspectives

June 26 – July 14, 2023

Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice

The Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network’s Summer Research Institute (SRI) is designed to promote scholarly success and career advancement among untenured faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. Faculty pursuing tenure in research-intensive institutions, academics transitioning from teaching to research institutions, and faculty members carrying out research in teaching contexts are encouraged to apply for the three-week intensive institute. During the Institute, each participant will complete the project proposed in this application (either a research paper, grant proposal, or book/chapters) in preparation for submission for publication or agency funding review. The SRI will provide resources for completing the project, senior faculty mentorship, networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and a culminating symposium.

We anticipate that the 2023 Summer Research Institute will be held in-person. SRI Fellows are expected to be available for all meetings and activities for the duration of the Institute, as contributing members of the Summer Research Institute’s intellectual community. The Summer Research Institute is organized by Professors Jody Miller (Rutgers University) and Rod K. Brunson (University of Maryland). Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and Rutgers University. 

The Summer Research Institute will provide participants with:

  •  Resources for completing their research projects
  • Senior faculty mentors in their areas of study and within the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network
  • Opportunities to network with junior and senior scholars
  • Workshops addressing topics related to publishing, professionalization, and career planning

The institute culminates in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a national audience of faculty and graduate students.

Send the full application electronically by February 15, 2023 to

Eligibility: Applicants must hold regular tenure-track appointments in U.S. institutions and demonstrate how their involvement broadens participation of underrepresented groups in crime and justice research.

Please direct all inquiries to