The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T),Office of University Programs (UP) is announcing the fifth annual competition for the Homeland Security Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Career Development Grants (CDG).
The CDG program
enables U. S. accredited four-year colleges and universities with existing and/or proposed programs in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering or mathematics to award undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships to qualified students (refer to Section IV.C.
5. c.ii) who intend to pursue homeland security scientific, technology, engineering, or mathematic careers.
DHS S&T invites applications to this program from U. S. accredited four-year colleges and universities with HS-STEM curricula.
HS-STEM curricula are homeland security specific programs of study or concentrations within existing and/or proposed science, technology, engineering, or mathematics programs.
These curricula may lead to majors, minors, certificates, or recognized concentrations in HS-STEM.
DHS will support only those homeland security programs that are based on existing and/or proposed accredited science, technology, engineering, or mathematics curricula.
As part of the mission, DHS S&T is responsible for providing U. S. leadership in homeland security related science and technology to protect the Nation from terrorist threats and the consequences of natural disasters.
The CDG program attempts to create early and ongoing synergies between the homeland security professional and scientific communities and students studying in HS-STEM fields at the U. S. accredited four-year colleges and universities, and to ensure a steady flow of homeland security researchers and practitioners for the future.