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Crime & Justice Summer Research Institute:

Broadening Participation & Perspectives

June 24 – July 12, 2020

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 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 workshop.

Funded by the National Science Foundation and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, the SRI is organized by Dr. Jody Miller, Dr. Rod K. Brunson, and Dr. Ruth D. Peterson.  During the Institute, each participant will complete an ongoing project (either a research paper, book manuscript or chapters, or grant proposal) in preparation for journal submission or agency funding review. In addition, participants will gain information that will serve as a tool-kit tailored to successful navigation of the academic workplace.

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
  • Travel expenses to Newark, NJ, housing and living expenses

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

Completed applications must be sent electronically by Friday, February 14, 2020.

To download the application form, please click here. Send all requested application materials electronically to

Eligibility: All applicants must hold or be entering regular tenure-track positions in U.S. institutions, and be able to demonstrate how their involvement would contribute to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in crime and justice research. Graduate students without tenure track appointments are not eligible for this program.

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