The DHS Career Development Grant (CDG) program is one of several administered by the Office of University Programs intended to help achieve the goals of S&T.
The CDG program creates 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.
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 who intend to pursue homeland security scientific, technology, engineering, or mathematic careers.
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.
Each institution may submit only one application per department.
Institutions may submit applications from multiple departments, however, only one grant will be awarded per institution, and only for research and support for students in one of the seventeen HS-STEM areas listed in Attachment A.