Student Resources

FIU Student Organizations:

Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) - National honor society for criminal justice and law students.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) - National organization for students and practitioners in the criminal justice field.

Careers in Criminal Justice:

FIU Career and Talent Development

Careers in the federal government

Careers in the State of Florida

Careers in Miami-Dade County

Careers in Broward County

Funding and Scholarships:

For all Students:

FIU Scholarships. Visit this site for information on internal and external scholarships.

For Graduate Students:

FIU Graduate Funding, Assitanships, Fellowships, and External Funding. The FIU University Graduate School (UGS) maintains this very comprehensive list of various internal and external funding, scholarships and fellowships.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRF). The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ's mission.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRF). The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program that provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistical series and that focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics.

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) offers the Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in addition to other award opportunities.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. The organization also offer other various fellowships.

The Open Society Foundations offers the Open Society Fellowship. The foundations advance human rights and justice around the world by advocating equality for minorities and women, supporting international war crimes tribunals, and helping institute national legal reforms to ensure freedom of information, promote sentencing alternatives, and protect the rights of criminal defendants.

Dr. Meldrum's Guides for Ph.D. Student Publication Success:

Effectively Locating, Reading, and Citing Research

How to Generate Ideas for a Publishable Paper

Crafting an Academic Journal Article

Selecting Journals in Which to Publish Your Research

Navigating the Journal Review Process