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FELLOWSHIP & WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

BUILDING TOMORROW’S HOMELAND SECURITY WORKFORCE

Program Overview

In order to be considered for a Fellowship with the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) and the Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC), please fully complete and submit the application form. You can access for the form via the Apply Now button. Student information shared via this application will be treated in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Applications are reviewed by committee in a process similar to job applications. Applicants will be notified of their status following review via email.

Fellowship Requirements

  • This opportunity is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Office of University Programs (OUP) under their Scientific Leadership Award (SLA) program. The SLA creatively engages students and faculty in research relevant to the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).
  • The program allows SLA recipients to learn techniques, build capacity, and connect with organizations that support homeland security mission areas. These awards support the development of enduring educational and research capabilities within the DHS Minority Serving Institution (MSI) community across the United States. Each Scientific Leadership Award recipient is required to partner with a DHS Center of Excellence (COE). The COE partnership for this opportunity is the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) which is hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).

Eligibility

  • Current full-time enrollment in under-graduate degree-seeking program in a STEM related discipline
  • U.S. Citizenship (must be able to provide proof)
  • Maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on 4.00 scale, averaged over all academic terms during which funding is provided
  • Ability to pass a background check as required by any position in the homeland security field
  • Agreement (contracted) to proactively seek and obtain paid employment within the Homeland Security Enterprise (or approved agency; i.e., federal, state, local, tribal government) for at least one year after graduation

Support


Type of Support Undergraduate Graduate
Stipend / Payments $1,900 Monthly Stipend $2,500 Monthly Stipend
Tuition Paid by Program ½ Tuition Cost (base tuition only, no fees) ½ Tuition Cost (base tuition only, no fees)
Participation Relationship 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 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)
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