National Black Police Association

The launch of the Fulbright-Stephen Lawrence Award places race and policing in the spotlight

The US-UK Fulbright Commission, the National Black Police Association (NBPA), and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) today launched a new award aimed at furthering research into policing and criminal justice. This award will further the exchange of knowledge and promotion of best practice in law enforcement in the United States and the UK, shedding light on how to improve community engagement with regards to race.

The Fulbright-Stephen Lawrence Scholar Award in Policing will enable a UK police officer or member of staff to conduct research in a three-month programme hosted by three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States.

The Fulbright Stephen Lawrence Award

A new grant award worth $20,000 will enable a UK police officer or member of staff to conduct research in the US, to exchange best practice on how to improve community engagement with regards to race, policing and criminal justice.

The award is delivered by the US-UK Fulbright Commission in partnership with the National Black Policing Association and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The three-month research programme is hosted by three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. These universities have contributed to a rich body of scholarship in the US relating to race and policing.

This experience will present the awardee with an opportunity to share knowledge and explore initiatives to build healthier community-police relations in Washington, DC and Durham, North Carolina. The awardee should envisage attending classes at institutions, visiting local law
enforcement agencies, meeting with college police units and connecting with local policymakers.

The award is intended for a UK Police officer or member of staff.

  • Full details of the award and application process are available here.
  • Applications open 2 August and close 8 November 2021.
  • Please contact programmes@fulbright.org.uk for further questions.

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The closing date: 31s May 2022

 

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