Summer Research Team Program

Summer Research Team Program

Learn How to Apply. Click here.Early career faculty and up to two students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) are selected as teams to participate in the Summer Research Team Program. The team conducts research at one of the twelve U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence and their partners for ten weeks during the summer. The program is designed to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of the Department.

Program Length

Ten weeks


Various locations across the U.S.

Financial Support

Participants receive stipend payments for 10 weeks:

  • $700 a week for full-time graduate students
  • $600 a week for full-time undergraduate students
  • $1200 a week for faculty

Housing and travel allowances may also be provided in some circumstances. Visit the Summer Research Team Page for a complete list of benefits.


Science and Technology Directorate

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship period
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as of the application deadline
  • Be available to participate full-time for the same period as the faculty team member
  • Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintenance of coverage during the appointment
  • Be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field with interest in the Department’s research areas
  • Be a full-time sophomore, junior, or graduate student enrolled in a U.S. accredited MSI college or university

Application Requirements and How to Apply

Follow instructions at the Summer Research Team Page.

Who to Contact for Additional Information

For more information on the Summer Research Team Program, please email with "Summer Research Program" in the subject line.

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