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The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
The program seeks to engage faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that provides opportunities to:
Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center and DHS. Faculty members currently teaching at a MSI and students currently enrolled at a MSI in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to a homeland security science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Research Area are encouraged to apply.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate Centers of Excellence network is an extended consortium of hundreds of universities generating ground-breaking ideas for new technologies and critical knowledge, while also relying on each other’s capabilities to serve the Department’s many mission needs. The Centers research portfolio is a mix of basic and applied research addressing both short and long term needs. The DHS Centers organize leading experts and researchers to conduct multidisciplinary homeland security research and education. Each Center is university-led or co-led in collaboration with partners form other institutions, agencies, national laboratories, think tanks and the private sector.
In partnership with DHS, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers and manages this program. ORISE is responsible for the implementation of the program, processing applications, managing the application review process, notifying applicants of awards, managing stipends, and making travel arrangements.
DHS reserves the right to make no awards or to cancel this program. DHS assumes no liability for canceling the program or for anyone's failure to receive actual notification of cancellation.