Career Development Grant


Development Grant (CDG) component of the ADAC Fellows Program supports an important goal of the Center: to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers devoted to the discovery, development and improvement of technologies and applications for Arctic Maritime Domain Awareness, Response, and Resilience in Arctic operations. ADAC conducted the first recruitment for the CDG program in spring 2016. Via the ADAC Fellows program, the CDG component provides resources and education as well as mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students that enables their unique engagement in ADAC led research projects, ADAC hosted and supported workshops, and other Center activities focused on supporting ADAC’s mission in the DHS Science & Technology areas of concentration. Student research conducted by CDG Fellows can meaningfully advance projects within the ADAC portfolio to the benefit of DHS, the U.S. Coast Guard and other DHS maritime missions.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale averaged over all academic terms
  • Ability to pass a back ground check as required by many positions in the homeland security field
  • Majoring in a priority science and engineering related discipline related to ADAC’s research areas

  • Undergraduate students: Up to 2 years
  • Graduate students: Up to 3 years

  • Monthly stipend and tuition assistance (fall and spring semesters only) at defined levels for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assistance with obtaining paid 10-week summer internships

  • Completion of two 10-week summer internships while in the program
  • Commitment to seek and obtain employment in the Homeland Security Enterprise for one year after graduation