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Research Project Description

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence. The award includes a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location.

Faculty receives a $1,200 weekly stipend.

Graduate students receive a $600 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students receive a $500 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Application deadline: December 30, 2013

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

An informational brochure is located at:

Previous participants’ testimonials can be found at:

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at

Additional Salary Information: Participants receive a weekly stipend and may be eligible to receive travel reimbursement, but they will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with the Hosting Site, ORAU/ORISE, or DHS.

No commitment with regard to later employment is implied or should be inferred.