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U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security – Summer research Team Program for MSIs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering faculty and students at Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to participate in a ten-week summer research team experience at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence. At the end of the summer, faculty participants are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue the research collaboration at their home academic institutions during the following academic year. Faculty from all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply, including faculty in agricultural sciences, biological/life sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences.  Details about the program, including eligibility guidelines and application forms, can be found at


The program provides early career faculty with research and funding opportunities that can be advantageous when applying for tenure. The program also provides later career faculty with opportunities to apply their well-developed skill sets to homeland security research problems of vital interest to the nation.


Past faculty and student participants have enjoyed the summer research experience, conducted meaningful research, and made new professional connections, many of which have led to fruitful and ongoing research collaborations and additional funding opportunities. Below please find profiles of some of our former participants.


The program is a terrific opportunity for faculty and students alike. If you know of anyone interested in applying to the program, please ask the potential applicant to contact me as soon as possible; my contact information is provided below. Also, if you could spread the word about this program, forward this email to any faculty who might be interested in applying, or post the contents of this email to a relevant listserv, I would greatly appreciate it. Please note the upcoming faculty application deadline of January 7, 2013.

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