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ACJS Funding Opportunity: Request for Proposals

Project Overview

ACJS is soliciting proposals to develop a directory of degree programs in criminology, criminal justice, and other justice-related disciplines throughout the United States and its territories. It is expected that the project will be run through a college/university or nonprofit research organization.


ACJS anticipates that one award of up to $50,000 will be made. There is no allowance for indirect costs.

Selection Criteria

ACJS plans to develop a directory as a service to its membership. Accordingly, preference will be given to proposals submitted by members, whether individual or institutional. Preference will also be given to proposals that involve qualified graduate/doctoral level student researchers. Finally, ACJS requires that proposals be submitted by or in affiliation with institutions of higher education or nonprofit research organizations. Other criteria for selection will include (1) the individual and/or organization’s history of completing funded research projects and (2) the individual and/or organization’s demonstrated research capacity.

Click here to download the complete Request for Proposals.

Academic Program Assessment




The Academic Program Assessment Committee has provided a list of mentor names and contacts for those who are willing to provide advice and guidance to fellow academics that are trying to establish or revise their program’s Assessment Plan, or are dealing with developing a self-study for program reviews. Advisors do not travel to provide the assessment; advice is provided via email, phone, or a Skype-type conference. If you are interested in this member only resource, click here.



 Call for Papers - American Journal of Criminal Justice

Sponsored by the Southern Criminal Justice Association, the American Journal of Criminal Justice (AJCJ) was founded in 1975 to disseminate empirical research and academic commentary on a wide array of criminal justice topics and issues. Articles address contemporary developments, evidence-based practice discovery, and challenges across the three prongs of the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Additional interest areas include juvenile delinquency, applied criminology, the drugs-crime nexus, women and crime, immigration and crime, and other topics germane to the justice system. The AJCJ publishes original applied and pure research articles that feature a broad range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts go through a blind review process. A new “namesake realization” initiative to elevate the publication includes a larger, diverse, and multidisciplinary editorial board of prominent and emerging scholars, thematic guest edited issues, and award of a social science citation index factor in 2018.

The American Journal of Criminal Justice is proud to announce an increase in publication to six times per year beginning in 2019. Prospective authors can submit their work by visiting

J. Mitchell Miller, Ph.D., Editor
Stephanie M. Koskinen, Managing Editor
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of North Florida


Update Your Member Profile

Have you reviewed your ACJS Member Profile recently? If not as soon as possible, take a few minutes to make certain your information is current to ensure you are receiving the latest information from ACJS and so other ACJS members can contact you should they want to collaborate on or share research, alert you of career opportunities at their institution, network, etc.  It's important to stay connected!


Annual Meeting Sponsorships

ACJS has included some new and exciting sponsorships for the upcoming 57th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.  A variety of opportunities are available at different price points  - there's something to fit just about any budget!  To view the list of sponsorships, click here.  To register for the Annual Meeting, visit



ACJS Important Events and Deadlines

ACJS Executive Board Call for Nominations - deadline July 1, 2019. Nominations are now closed.

2020-2021 Committee Volunteers solicitation.

ACJS Academy Awards and a full listing of awards available - deadlines vary so please check the website and criteria of each listing.

ACJS 57th Annual Meeting Call for Presentations - deadline preferred September 30, 2019; Final deadline October 14, 2019.

ACJS 57th Annual Meeting Registration - deadline January 31, 2020.




WNIiNth this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects that increase understanding of the relationship between immigration, both legal and illegal, and crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s rigor and methodology in understanding the relationship between immigration and crime.

NIJ strongly encourages applicants to propose the most rigorous possible methods for isolating the effects of immigration status on criminality, offending and victimization, and how those effects may vary based on subtypes of crimes and subtypes of offenders and victims.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2019.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also's solicitation FAQ page.