Opportunities are open to research teams of faculty and students from Minority-Serving Institutions; deadline to apply is Dec. 21

Nov 6, 2018

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority-Serving Institutions. The purpose of this program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at minority-serving institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. ORISE administers this program through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and DHS.

This program, sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs,  provides faculty and student research teams the opportunity to conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence, a network of hundreds of universities generating ground-breaking ideas for new technologies and critical knowledge while relying on each other’s capabilities to serve the mission needs of DHS. The DHS Centers’ research portfolio is a mix of basic and applied research, addressing both short and long term needs by coordinating multidisciplinary homeland security research among leading experts and researchers to enhance the education students receive. Each DHS Center is university-led or co-led in collaboration with partners from other institutions, agencies, national laboratories, think tanks and the private sector. 

Faculty members currently teaching at a minority-serving institution, in a discipline, major or concentration, directly related to a homeland security, science, technology, engineering or mathematics research area are encouraged to apply. Accepted faculty members will identify up to two students to join their team. 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 this program offers numerous benefits, such as contributing to the advancement of research, and the opportunity to learn from accomplished scientists and subject matter experts. Faculty will receive a weekly stipend of $1,200 and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment. Graduate students receive a $700 weekly stipend while undergraduate students receive $600 weekly. All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

Applications are due by Dec. 21, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. For application information, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2019-Faculty. For additional questions, contact DHSed@orau.org.


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