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Opportunity
DHS Summer Research Experiences Program for Federal Service Academies- Student
Organization
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Reference Code
DHS-SREFSA-2016-Student
How To Apply

Deadline for Applications: January 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

Deadline for Student References: January 11, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

A complete application consists of:

  • Application - The application includes questions specific to the program, proposed research facility, and proposed research plan. You must identify a DHS Center, or DHS S&T and DHS component agencies.
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV) - The résumé or CV should include academic history, employment history, relevant experiences and publications list.
  • Letters of Reference – Letters of reference from professionals who can speak to the your educational and professional abilities and potential as a researcher.
  • Transcripts – Transcripts may be unofficial transcripts issued to students.  Transcripts must include name of the academic institution, name of the student and completed coursework through Fall 2015.

Visit the How to Apply section of the website to learn more about application requirements.

If you have questions, send an email to DHSed@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application deadline
1/3/2016 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Undergraduates
Description

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Office of University Programs is offering the DHS Summer Research Experiences for Federal Service Academies to provide opportunities for students to conduct research at the university-based DHS University Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers), or to participate in field studies sponsored by DHS S&T and DHS component agencies. The research will be in areas of interest common to both DHS and the Department of Defense (DOD).

The research experience will be held for 4-6 weeks during the summer of 2016. DHS S&T will provide funding for travel expenses including lodging and per diem expenses up to $5,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned DHS Center or field study site.

Students from all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply, including students in agricultural sciences, biological/life sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences.

Visit the Program Website for additional information.

Qualifications
  • Be enrolled full-time during the 2015-2016 academic year as a junior undergraduate student at one of the following Federal Service Academies.
    • United States Military Academy - West Point, New York
    • United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, Maryland
    • United States Coast Guard Academy - New London, Connecticut
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point, New York
    • United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • By Fall 2016, expected full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a Federal Service Academy.
  • Be majoring in a discipline, major, or concentration directly related to a DHS Research Area.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale as of the application deadline, as demonstrated in the most current transcript. Transcripts must include Spring 2015 grades and courses in progress during Fall 2015. If enrolled during the summer term, transcripts must include these grades. GPA requirements will be strictly enforced.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the appointment period.
  • Have United States (U.S) citizenship 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 the award is accepted.
  • Be available to participate in the program for 4-6 consecutive weeks, full-time on-site at the DHS Center or field research site.
  • Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintenance of coverage during the appointment.

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

 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.30
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Business
    • Business Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • MIS or Business Statistics
    • Project Management
    • Communications and Graphics Design (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
    • Other
    • Public Affairs
  • Veteran Status: None