Higher Education & Extension Programs

IIAD Career Development Program

Since 2008, the goal of IIAD’s Career Development Program has been to provide a graduate-level fellowship program that promotes workforce development into public practice or academia. Emphasis is placed on building future workforce capacity in Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) fields related to transboundary, emerging and zoonotic disease defense. The program has been funded through two means. The first is through funding awarded to the IIAD from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of University Programs (OUP). The second is through funding awarded to IIAD by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Needs Fellowship. Learn more about the program here.

Scientific Business Development & Management Program

The objective of this program is to develop and implement a curriculum to train scientists on how to take applied and basic research from the research and development phase through commercialization. This three-year, $1.2 million program is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security through the Department of Interior. The program will include the development of a curriculum that IIAD intends to package and utilize for future training efforts, a three-week experiential workshop and development of a business plan for the sustainability of the overall effort. Learn more about the program here.