FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant—July 31 Deadline

Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences.

Grant Award:  The Jan Grant award is $1,850. In addition, up to $1,400 is available for travel expenses to attend a future American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conference where the awardee has an approved platform presentation of the completed research. The funding must be used to complete the research project.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a full- or part-time student completing his or her graduate degree requirements by conducting a research project at an educational institution accredited in the United States by a recognized academic body.
  • This project must, in the opinion of the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Awards Committee, make a significant scientific contribution to the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences.
  • No student is eligible for more than one grant until at least six (6) years have elapsed since receipt of a previous Jan's Forensic Science Fund Grant.
  • Please complete the application form at the link below and submit with the required five attachments outlined in Part II on the application form:  FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Form. 

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