Stipend payments are for ten consecutive weeks.

Research experiences must be scheduled between May – August 2018.

  • Faculty - $1,200 per week
  • Graduate students - $700 per week
  • Undergraduate students - $600 per week

A housing allowance is provided to participants who

  1. Live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned DHS Center and
  2. Are paying for housing while conducting research at the Center

Housing allowances are as follows:

  • Faculty -   $1,500 ($150 per week)
  • Students - $1,000 ($100 per week)

A travel allowance is provided to participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned DHS Center.

  • If a participant travels by plane or train, ORISE will make travel arrangements and purchase the plane or train tickets. 
  • If a participant plans to drive, they will be reimbursed for mileage at the current U.S. General Services Administration mileage reimbursement rate up to a maximum of $350, one-way.

**To help defray the cost of flying or shipping personal belongings to and from the internship, participants may receive up to $100 in reimbursement for luggage or parcel shipping expenses.

Travel by faculty and student team members in support of the team’s summer research project may be approved for reimbursement by DHS/ORISE in accordance with federal government travel policies. In order to be considered for reimbursement, travel plans must be endorsed by the DHS Center and approved by DHS/ORISE prior to travel. Travel without pre-approval may not be reimbursed by DHS/ORISE.

Faculty may apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding for the 2018-2019 academic year to continue research and collaboration with the DHS Center. To be considered for follow-on funding, faculty must submit proposals by September 10, 2018. To be eligible for follow on funding, faculty must continue research at the same MSI institutions listed on their completed application forms.

DHS is fully committed to implementing all federal laws, regulations and guidelines related to the development of affirmative employment plans and inclusion of persons with disabilities. Therefore, the participation of persons with disabilities is strongly encouraged. To facilitate the participation of individuals with targeted disabilities, DHS will provide up to $1,500 in supplemental funding for special assistance and/or equipment necessary to enable the researcher to perform the work under the award.


Appointments will be contingent on the availability of funds. Awards may not be deferred.