Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship Program

They will not be offering graduate fellowships for the 2010-11 competition cycle
 
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering.
 
Dollar Value: The Scholarship provides a stipend of $2,300/month for 12 months. Full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid. Appointments are for up to three years, beginning each fall, given satisfactory academic progress and availability of funding
 
Number of Scholarships: Unspecified.
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline./Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA from the institution granting your bachelor's degree of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including current fall grades if enrolled during that term.
  • If you are at least a college senior as of the application deadline, and you will graduate prior to the program starting each fall, you are eligible.
  • Have previously earned a bachelor's degree but are not currently enrolled, and have completed no more than two graduate courses since completion of a bachelor's degree.
  • You must be pursuing a doctoral or master's degree with a thesis requirement in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, or engineering. See Fields of Study List.
  • If you are enrolled in the first year of a master's program as of the application deadline, you are not eligible to apply unless you will begin a PhD program in fall.
 
Application Procedures: Applications will be evaluated by a panel of scientists and engineers who are experts in one or more of the supported fields, based on the student's academic record and submitted test scores, reference reports, proposed research essay and contribution to DHS essay.
 
Deadlines: TBA
 
Contact Information:
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program
PO Box 117 MS 36, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Phone:206-221-6023
E-mail: dhsed@orau.gov