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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Education Programs

DHS Scholarship Program
Supporting students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security mission.
  • Undergraduate students
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Funding available for fall 2011
  • Full tuition and monthly stipends
  • Includes 10-week summer internships at federal research facilities or university-based DHS Centers of Excellence
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Providing a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM).
  • Undergraduate students
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Funding available for Summer 2011
  • 10-week summer research experiences at federal research facilities
  • $500 weekly stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Providing research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.
  • Faculty recruits one or two student team members (undergraduate and/or graduate)
  • Preference given to early career faculty
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Funding available for Summer 2011
  • 10-week summer research experiences at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence
  • Stipends, housing allowances, limited transportation expenses provided for faculty and students
  • Faculty encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on research funding at the end of the summer
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2011

Complete information is available online at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms.
Questions regarding the DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to dhsed@orau.org