Summer Research Program at DHS

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions


Extended Deadline to submit an application is December 26, 2016, 11:59PM EST


Don’t be left out! There’s still time to apply to this opportunity!


The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.


This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). Visit the Summer Research Experiences page to see how others’ summer research projects were structured as well as the impact it has had on their research and their students!


Faculty receive a $1,200 weekly stipend 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.

Undergraduate students receive a $600 weekly stipend.

ALL participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.


10-week research experiences are offered at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).


Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.




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We are also hosting online Question and Answer forums at the following times and dates:


10-11 AM EST  Friday, December 9

2-3    PM EST  Monday, December 12

3-4    PM EST  Thursday, December 15


To login to the DHS MSI Q&A Call:


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U.S. citizenship required


Previous program participants may apply.


Application deadline: December 26, 2016, 11:59PM EST


How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Detailed information about the program can be found at:


DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

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