Minority Serving Institutions Program

Minority Serving Institutions Program

The Office of University Programs helps build a diverse, highly capable, technical workforce for the Homeland Security Enterprise through the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program.

Building America’s Future Homeland Security Science and Engineering Workforce

The MSI program is helping to build a cadre of university students and faculty who are well-qualified, diverse and ready to enter the homeland security science and engineering workforce. The three MSI program initiatives, which are closely linked with the DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs), provide the homeland security community with a more diverse pool of high achieving students who bring valuable insight and understanding to complex homeland security challenges.

  • The DHS Summer Research Team Program engages early career faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in research at the COEs, providing opportunities to better understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in DHS research areas.
  • The DHS Scientific Leadership Award Program helps develop enduring homeland security science and engineering research and education programs at MSIs by supporting the development of homeland security science and engineering teaching initiatives, curriculum development and scholarships. These awards support the development of enduring educational and research capabilities within the MSI communities, which include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Each Scientific Leadership Award recipient is required to partner with a COE.
  • Each COE is composed of a network of partners, including MSIs. The MSI Faculty Exchange Program provides opportunities for faculty from MSI's partners to reside at a COE lead institution for up to eight months and collaborate on cutting-edge research.

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