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). The program requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level).
To be eligible, all applicants must: be at an eligible Minority Serving Institution (MSI) at that time of application; be a United States citizen by the application deadline; participate in the program for ten consecutive weeks during the same period as other team members; and have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintain coverage during the appointment. In addition, student applicants must: be at least 18; have a 3.0 GPA; be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate (with at least sophomore-status) or a graduate student (including doctorates); and be pursuing studies in an eligible major.