The University Programs Network promotes university-based Education programs to develop essential scientific and technical expertise through a suite of scholarship, fellowships, and research opportunities. These programs provide mission-critical training to homeland security practitioners around the country and prepare the next generation of scientific and engineering leaders.
HS Student Network:
The Network brings together scholars and fellows from across the Nation that currently, or in the past, have worked closely with DHS and the office of University Programs to do mission critical research. The Network affords the opportunity for these highly talented and motivated scientists and researchers to collaborate together on current and future projects as well as stay engaged with the department.
The Network is open to all interested individuals that would like to become involved in DHS related initiatives, have a connection to one of the DHS Centers of Excellence and sponsored scholars and fellows.
The future strength and resiliency of homeland security rests upon the diverse and highly talented science and technology leadership community represented within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student Program.
The DHS Student and Alumni Network serves to:
- Engage students & alumni in workforce activities and public and private employment relevant to
- Provide a platform for students & alumni to engage in collaborative research and professional interaction
centered around solving issues of homeland security, science and technology
- Provide students & alumni with information regarding DHS student programs, the Department of
Homeland Security and educational resources focused on the field of homeland security
- Stimulate support for the DHS Student Programs' mission
Student researchers at the DHS Research and Education Centers:
Undergraduate through post-doctoral students are engaged in research activities relevant to critical homeland security needs at the DHS Research and Education Centers. These individuals provide critical support to the individual missions of the various projects being developed at nearly 100 university and college partners. The DHS office of University Programs has several education programs to develop the scientific and technical leadership needed for the Nation’s future security. Through scholarships, fellowships, and other initiatives, the office is sponsoring high performers at all degree levels, from associate degrees at community colleges to PhDs at premier universities.
For more information on Education Programs offered by University Programs, click here.