1. Faculty Reviews Information About Participating DHS Center(s) of Excellence and the Research Activities

Faculty reviews information located on the DHS Centers of Excellence website to determine the DHS Center(s) engaged in research areas of interest to him/her.

This year’s participating centers are:


Faculty submits a Faculty Application Form and CV to ORISE via Zintellect by December 21, 2018 11:59PM EST.
CVs must include this information.


ORISE reviews faculty application form, CV, and forwards application to the appropriate DHS Center(s) for review. See Eligibility page for Applicant and Institution eligibility requirements.

4. DHS REVIEW OF ELIGIBLE APPLICATIONS BY DHS CENTER(S) and identify possible research collaborators

DHS Center(s) reviews faculty application form and CV. The Center(s) may contact faculty directly to obtain additional information pertaining to his or her research interests.

If the DHS Center determines the proposed research is of interest to the DHS Center research mission, the DHS Center will identify a researcher with whom the team may collaborate with during the summer program.

5. ORISE notifies selected faculty and invites Faculty to submit a Team Application

Faculty identifies one or two qualified students to complete the summer research team. Eligibility requirements for student team members should be considered when identifying team members along with background, skill set, work ethic and level of maturity.

Faculty team members should ensure that all student team members meet the program requirements.

6. Faculty  assembles Research Team and develops a Research Proposal in collaboration with DHS COE

The DHS Center researcher and faculty participant work together to create: a research project, project goals, and location where the research project will be conducted. The proposed research project must be reviewed and approved by the DHS Center before the Research Project Proposal is submitted to ORISE via Zintellect by February 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

7. Faculty and students submit Team Application

Faculty and Students submit all required applications and supporting materials including letters of recommendation and transcripts as detailed in Application Requirements via Zintellect by February 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. The faculty team member is responsible for ensuring the student(s) completes and submits their application and all supporting materials on time.

8.  DHS COEs reviews Team Applications and make recommendations to DHS S&T Office of University Programs (OUP).  DHS OUP makes final selection

Application packages are reviewed by:

Evaluations are based on established criteria and assigned overall ratings.

DHS Center recommendations are forwarded to DHS S&T Office of University Programs for final team selection.

9. ORISE notifies teams of selection

ORISE will notify teams receiving awards, their academic Dean and President, along with the DHS Center, by e-mail.