The Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions is no longer accepting applications for 2017 internships. The application deadline was December 26, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Applications for Summer 2018 will open in October 2017.
Stipend payments are for ten consecutive weeks.
Research experiences must be scheduled between May – August 2017.
- Faculty - $1,200 per week
- Graduate students - $700 per week
- Undergraduate students - $600 per week
A housing allowance is provided to participants who
- Live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned DHS Center and
- Are paying for housing while conducting research at the Center
Housing allowances are as follows:
- Faculty - $1,500
- Students - $1,000
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 2017-2018 academic year to continue research and collaboration with the DHS Center. To be considered for follow-on funding, faculty must submit proposals by September 8, 2017. To be eligible for follow on funding, faculty must continue research at the same MSI institutions listed on their completed application forms.
Persons with Disabilities
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.