BUILDING TOMORROW’S HOMELAND SECURITY WORKFORCE
The Workforce Development (WFD) Program, also known as the ADAC Fellows Program, was initiated in November 2016 with supplemental funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The WFD program provides resources, education, and mentorship opportunities to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. The support and opportunities provided by the WFD Program enable the students to engage 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 WFD Fellows can meaningfully advance projects within the ADAC portfolio to the benefit of DHS, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other DHS maritime missions.
**Students can defer the 1-year commitment in order to continue education.
Type of Support
$1,000 Monthly Stipend
Masters – $17.54/hr. bi-weekly PhD - $19.21/hr. bi-weekly
Tuition Paid by Program
½ Tuition Cost (base tuition only, no fees)
Full Tuition Cost (base tuition only, no fees)
Years of Support
Up to 2 years
Up to 3 years
Participation is not tied to a set number of hours each month, as participation may vary and they are not an employee of the University (i.e. no employee-employer relationship exists)
Participation for graduate students is an employee-employer relationship, and therefore they can only work up to 20 hrs./week under FICA regulations. During the summer, they can work up to 40 hrs./week; however, they are expected to also have two, 10-week summer internships