The current competition cycle for this program is now closed. The information and application materials posted on this Web site are for reference only and may change with the next competition cycle, which will begin in Fall 2013.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions to provide faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
The intent of the program is to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. In addition, the program is designed to engage faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in Research Areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.
Summer research opportunities will be awarded to qualified faculty members and students to work on collaborative research of mutual interest to the team, the DHS Center and DHS. Faculty members and students must be at an eligible institution in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to a homeland security science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) research area listed below:
DHS is the funding organization for the research experiences at the DHS Centers. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers and manages this program on behalf of DHS. 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.