Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) invests in future and current leaders in the 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 BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a residency period of at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, DC.
The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field.
Q: The BJA FY 2021 Visiting Fellows Program solicitation requests on page 15 that applicants “Demonstrate the applicant’s expertise working with and developing documents for practitioners and policymakers” and “Provide documentation of any prior work or collaboration that has previously been undertaken by the applicant in the selected area of focus.” Can applicants attach a policy paper they have written or some other product they have created to document this expertise? Can it be submitted as a separate attachment or will it be considered as part of the proposal narrative?
A: In documenting the applicant’s experience, BJA is asking the applicants to provide a statement that summarizes and documents their expertise as part of the program narrative. They are also encouraged to attach prior work products that document their capabilities and competencies in response to the solicitation requirements. BJA will also consider other required support documents such as a résumé or a CV. These can be submitted as separate attachment to the applicant and will not count against the page limit in the program narrative.
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