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Office of University Programs

Investing in Arctic Research

Discover how S&T is investing in research critical to the future of the Arctic with ADAC-ARCTIC, a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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 by providing innovative research, development and education to address pressing homeland security needs.

S&T's Office of University Programs Harness the Intellectual Power of America's Universities

  • Centers of Excellence

    Engaging experts within multidisciplinary academic consortia to conduct groundbreaking research on threats facing the homeland.

  • Workforce Development Initiatives

    Enabling DHS Centers of Excellence to engage with and cultivate the next generation of homeland security professionals and provide opportunities for the current workforce.

  • Minority Serving Institutions

    Providing opportunities that foster and cultivate a diverse university-based research capability and talented workforce and prepare motivated students to launch successful homeland security-related careers.

Funding and Partnership Opportunities for Students and Academic Institutions

The Office of University programs offers a number of opportunities for engagement, including paid programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and requests for information and proposals for college and university research programs.   

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  • Undergraduate and graduate Students -The Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) program aims to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS personnel, and research facilities to develop a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of STEM professionals. The program provides undergraduate and graduate students paid opportunities to participate in quality homeland security-related research experiences. 
  • Undergraduate and graduate students and early-career faculty - The Summer Research Teams (SRT) program places MSI teams made up of early-career faculty, undergraduate and graduate students for ten weeks to conduct full-time collaborative research at a DHS Center of Excellence.
  • College and Universities – Throughout the year, many DHS Centers of Excellence issue requests for information and calls for proposals on topics of importance to the homeland security mission. Visit S&T’s Funding and Partnership Opportunities web page to view current announcements. 

Follow @dhsscitech on your preferred social media platforms for news about opportunities and events from the Office of University Programs.

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Last Updated: 02/08/2024
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