The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
The program succeeded in selecting 105 Scholars and Fellows in August of the preceding fiscal year.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Individuals must be U. S. citizens and employed or enrolled in an accredited U. S. institution of higher learning, e.g., university, college, etc.
All applicants must be U.S.
Applicants must be a rising college junior or first or second year graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow, studying in one of the following areas including: computer science, engineering, life sciences, math, physical sciences, psychology, social sciences, DVM/PhD, and certain humanities.
Applicants must be enrolled in full-time at accredited U.S.
Applicants should have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security.
Postdoctoral scientists and engineers who have held the doctorate degree less than five years at the time of application.
Summer faculty fellows must have tenure or be tenure-tracked and be from a minority serving institution.
Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Minority Serving Institution Faculty.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, Section 302 (10).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Based on availability of funding and academic progress.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Post Assistance Requirements
Participant feedback and progress reports are required.
FY 07 $3,000,000; FY 08 est $3,500,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Department of Homeland Security, University Programs, 245 Murray Lane, Building 410, Washington, DC 20523. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.