DHS Summer Research Team Program For Minority Serving Institutions – Faculty

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
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How to Apply
  1. Faculty members submit a Faculty Application and Curriculum Vitae (CV) - December 26, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.
  2. Selected Faculty are invited to develop and submit a Research Project Proposal. The DHS Center researcher and faculty work together to define a research project, project goals and location where the research project will be conducted. The proposed research project must be reviewed and approved by the DHS Center before the Research Project Proposal is submitted to ORISE via Zintellect.
  3. Selected Faculty assemble a Research Team. Faculty identifies one or two qualified students to complete the summer research team.
  4. Selected Faculty submit a research proposal and student team members submit applications and supporting materials - January 31, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.  The deadline for student references is February 6, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
Application Deadline
12/26/2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) is now accepting applications from faculty at MSIs interested in participating in a summer research team experience. Selected Faculty will be invited to submit a Research Project Proposal in collaboration with a DHS Center researcher and put a team together composed of one or two qualified students to complete the summer research experience.

The program seeks to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). At the end of the ten week appointment, faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue research during the 2017-2018 academic year at the faculty’s home academic institution.

Participant Benefits:

  • Stipend of $1,200 per week for faculty, $600 per week for undergraduates and $700 per week for graduate students during the 10-week research experience period
  • Housing Allowance
  • Limited Travel Reimbursement
  • Follow-on funding or up to $50,000 to continue research during the 2016-2017 academic year

For detailed program information, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html.

If you have questions, send an email to DHSed@orau.org.  Please include the program name (DHS SRT Program) in the subject of your email.


General Eligibility Information for All Team Members

  • Be at an eligible Minority Serving Institution (MSI) at that time of application.
  • Be a United States citizen by the application deadline. Evidence of U.S. citizenship (such as a photocopy of a U.S. passport, birth certificate, Certificate of U.S. Naturalization, or Certificate of U.S. Citizenship) must be submitted to ORISE at the time award is accepted.
  • Be able to participate in the program for ten consecutive weeks during the same period as other team members. Full-time on-site participation at the DHS Center is required.
  • Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintain coverage during the appointment.
  • Meet the requirements for the appropriate applicant level.

Visit the Faculty Eligibility section of the website to learn more about faculty eligibility requirements.

Visit the Student Eligibility section of the website to learn more about student eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (5 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (6 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )