Why Summer Research Teams?

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) 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.

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What Do Summer Research Teams Do?

The program seeks to engage faculty led teams of undergraduate and graduate students, in research that provides opportunities to:

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How Do I Get Involved?

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.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers this program through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ORISE is managed by ORAU for DOE. ORISE will be responsible for the application and review process, notification and implementation of the program.

DHS reserves the right to make no awards or to cancel this program. DHS assumes no liability for canceling the program or for anyone's failure to receive actual notification of cancellation.