DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

February 2, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

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. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research a university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).


  • Enrolled at an eligible Minority Serving Institution (MSI) at that time of application
  • United States citizen by the application deadline
  • Participate in the program for ten consecutive weeks during the same period as other team members
  • Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintain coverage during the appointment
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled full-time as an undergrad with at least sophomore status or grad student pursuing an eligible major

The program requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level).

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