U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

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 at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.


Faculty: receive stipends beginning at $2,000 weekly and are encouraged to apply for up to $100,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a stipend starting at $950 weekly.

Undergraduate students: receive a stipend starting at $750 weekly.

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

10-week research experiences are offered at 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 required

Previous program participants may apply.

Faculty Application deadline: January 10, 2023 11:59 pm EST.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Detailed information about the program can be found at:


For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.