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ORISE now accepting applications for 2015 Summer Research Team Program with U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Opportunities are open to research teams of faculty and students from Minority-Serving Institutions

Nov. 25, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2015 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). The program engages faculty and student teams in research that provides opportunities to better understand the mission and research needs of DHS and to strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers. ORISE administers the program for DHS through ORISE, which is managed by ORAU for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The 10-week summer research program provides faculty and student teams from Minority Serving Institutions with opportunities to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence. 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, while collaborating to serve DHS’ many mission needs. 

Faculty members and students currently teaching or enrolled at an MSI in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to a homeland security science, technology, engineering and mathematics research area are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and each team must be comprised of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level).

Being selected as part of the DHS Summer Research Team Program offers the following benefits:

  • Contribute to the advancement of research important to DHS
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends of a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Possible eligibility to receive travel and housing allowances

DHS Summer Research Team Program applications are due by Dec. 15, 2014. For application information and questions, contact Lee-Ann Kiser at

Want to learn more about the DHS Summer Research Team Program? Visit the DHS Education Programs website.

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