With support from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., The Jack Rudin and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowship allowed graduate student researchers from the City University of New York to participate as members of research team at the John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center (JohnJayREC).
Rudin Fellows participated in projects underway at JohnJayREC, particularly those involving work with government agencies and nonprofits from New York City. Center staff members worked on projects to improve the operations and effectiveness of justice agencies in New York City by generating and analyzing data about the effects of their interventions and crime reduction strategies. Fellows worked with other Center staff to generate high-quality evaluation outcomes and to test the effectiveness of various interventions.
Rudin Fellows specialized in fields such as social and behavioral science, social services and social welfare, public health, statistics, legal studies, or other fields related to the work of the Research and Evaluation Center. To be eligible for a fellowship, applicants were enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program of study at a CUNY college.
The Research and Evaluation Center’s funding from the Rudin Foundations has ended, but the Center is currently searching for new funding to continue this initiative.