The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) streamlines access to the expertise of the nation's colleges and universities to address pressing homeland security needs.
Bringing Innovation to Operations
- Centers of Excellence (COEs), university-led consortia, work with industry, DHS components, other government and homeland security agencies (federal, state, and local), and first responders to develop critical technologies and analyses to secure the homeland. COEs also develop homeland security-related curricula and training.
- Workforce and Professional Development Initiatives develop the current and future homeland security science and engineering workforce. OUP grants, internships, and fellowships expose students to advanced technical knowledge, training, and complex, real-world challenges, in order to become the next generation of homeland security leaders.
- Minority Serving Institutions Programs provides grants and awards to build a diverse, highly capable, technical workforce for the homeland security enterprise.
- Build a stable community of homeland security researchers and educators at U.S. colleges and universities.
- Foster a homeland security culture within the academic community through research and educational programs.
- Strengthen U.S. scientific leadership in homeland security research and education.
- Generate and disseminate knowledge and technical advances to advance the homeland security mission.
- Integrate homeland security activities across agencies engaged in relevant academic research.
- Develop a permanent homeland security science and engineering workforce.
- Read the OUP Overview Fact Sheet.
- Read the OUP Student Resources Fact Sheet.
- Contact OUP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out the DHS Centers of Excellence project database of ongoing efforts.
- News Release: DHS Selects Northeastern Unversity to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Target Attacks
- Feature Article: Using DNA to Search for the True Origins of Imported Honey
- Feature Article: Is it a Virus or Bacteria? New Tech Rapidly Tests for COVID-19 and More
- News Release: DHS Selects George Washington University to Pilot New Center of Excellence in Security Technology Transition
- Snapshot: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance in the Arctic
- Blog: S&T Technologies: Supporting Hurricane Dorian Response
- Snapshot: S&T Joins with International Partners to Establish Snapshot: The ADCIRC Prediction System
- News Release: DHS Announces $10.5M Funding Opportunity to Establish MBA in Security Technology Transition
- News Release: DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding Opportunity for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
- News Release: DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium
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