Maxfield Graduate Research Fellowship

Dr. Michael Maxfield

The Maxfield Graduate Research Fellowship supports research activities of Ph.D. students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The program was originally funded by the generous support of Dr. Michael Maxfield. Eligibility is limited to students enrolled in good standing in the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program and could be used to support work on projects at the John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center or to prepare and present research findings at academic and professional conferences. Topics could include policing and law enforcement, criminology, criminal justice, and other related matters of interest to the social and behavioral sciences.

How to Apply: The John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center accepts applications for the Maxfield Graduate Research Fellowship at any time during a calendar year and will offer support to as many students as funding allows. To apply, email Rebecca Balletto at the address below. Send a CV and brief cover letter (PDF only) describing the applicant’s research interests and prior experience. Application materials should include the applicant’s full contact information. Applicants may be asked to participate in a personal interview (via Zoom) before being notified of the award decision via email.

Send all application materials and correspondence to:

Ms. Rebecca Balletto
Fellowship Coordinator
John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center

Michael G. Maxfield (retired) was Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College and the author of numerous articles and books on a variety of topics — victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, auto theft, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect.  He is the coauthor (with Earl Babbie) of the textbook, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, now in its 8th edition, and served as the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency from 2008 through 2016.  Professor Maxfield received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University..