Maxfield International Travel Award

Dr. Michael Maxfield

The Michael Maxfield International Travel Award supports the travel costs 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. Maxfield and funds from Sage Publications.

Eligibility for the Maxfield International Travel Award is limited to students enrolled in good standing in the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program with a paper or presentation proposal that has been accepted at a credible academic or professional conference held in a location outside of the United States. Conference topics could include policing and law enforcement, criminology, criminal justice, and other related social sciences.

Funds from the Maxfield International Travel Award may be used to offset a student’s costs to attend the conference, including airfare, accommodations, and conference registration.

How to Apply: The John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center accepts applications for the Maxfield International Travel Award at any time during a calendar year and will offer support to as many students as funding allows. Individual awards may vary between $1,000 and $1,500 (US). To apply, email Rebecca Balletto at the address below. Send a CV and brief cover letter (PDF only) describing the proposed conference, the conference schedule, the cost of attending the conference, and the paper or poster session to be presented. Application materials should include the applicant’s full contact information. Awardees are notified via email.

Send all application materials and correspondence to:

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

Michael G. Maxfield is Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College.  He is 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 eigth edition. He 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.