During this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) personnel will provide an overview of the FY 2023 BJA Visiting Fellows Program solicitation. Presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity, review its eligibility requirements, and address frequently asked questions.
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to invest in current and future leaders in the criminal justice field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross-developmental opportunities for Department of Justice (DOJ) staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. Awards made under the program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a "residency" period of 9 to 12 months when the fellow will be expected to commit a significant portion of their time to the fellowship and have an opportunity to work closely with BJA staff members both virtually and with some portion of their time working onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a criminal justice focus area. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff members to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies, policies, and programs to benefit the field.
To use the time most efficiently, BJA encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than May 11, 2023. Submit your questions to [email protected] with the subject as “Questions for BJA FY 2023 BJA Visiting Fellow Program Webinar.”
Live captioning will be available.