Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team 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. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at a university-based DHS Center of Excellence (DHS Center) like IIAD.

The program seeks to engage faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that provides opportunities to:

  • better understand the mission and research needs of DHS
  • make advances in DHS Research Areas
  • strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers

Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center and DHS. Faculty members currently teaching at a MSI and students currently enrolled at a MSI in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to a homeland security science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Research Area are encouraged to apply.

In partnership with DHS, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers and manages this program. ORISE is responsible for the implementation of the program, processing applications, managing the application review process, notifying applicants of awards, managing stipends, and making travel arrangements.

Learn more about the program here.