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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions to provide faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

The intent of the program is to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. In addition, the program is designed to engage early career faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in Research Areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.

Summer research opportunities will be awarded to qualified faculty members and students to work on collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center and DHS.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities.

The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

DHS has partnered with Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the Program. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate reviews applications and makes final award selections.

Award: Stipend of $500 each week ($5,000 for 10 weeks) payable every two weeks; transportation expenses for one round trip between the student’s current address and the assigned federal research facility, with some limitations

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The program is designed to support short term initiatives involving exchanges and  study tours in Canada. Applicants can request up to $10,000 Canadian to cover expenses for travel related expenses including economy class airfare, local transportation, and accommodation.

All activities must take place after April 1 and finish by March 31 of the following year.

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100 Projects for Peace

Davis 100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools, including Lewis & Clark College, to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.  Jane Atkinson, Interim President of Lewis & Clark, will add an additional $2,500 to the award.

Davis 100 Projects for Peace is being funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist who is now over 102 years old. She is the mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program currently involving over 90 American colleges and universities. Mrs. Davis feels some urgency to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world and so is committing $1 million to fund one hundred $10,000 projects for peace. She believes that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.

Students with queries may direct them to Greg Caldwell as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.

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In 2010 the Rangel Program will award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.  Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.  Go here for program elements.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June 2010 and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2010 for a two-year program.
  • Deadline: 2012 application process begins October 14, 2011
  • Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223
  • Contact: Patricia H. Scroggs or Vanessa Rozier
    Howard University
    2218 6th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20059
    Tel: (202) 806-4367
    Fax: (202) 806-5424
    Emails: pscroggs@howard.edu or vrozier@howard.edu

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The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale; the grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program. Applicants must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year; winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.
  • Deadline: January 30, 2012
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php
  • Contact: Caryl Loney-McFarlane, Assistant Director, pickeringgfaf@woodrow.org

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The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management. At the end of the seven-week program, students will prepare and present a comprehensive group report on a current policy issue that will encompass the skills acquired in their coursework, including the seminar on the intercultural dimensions of policy making, field research, policy analysis, and writing and computer workshops.

Curriculum:
Required coursework will include seven weeks of classroom instruction in:

  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Policy Workshop (International and Domestic)
  • Policy Writing and Analysis
  • Intercultural Dimensions of Policy Making

Programs:
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at UC, Berkeley
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Maryland
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Michigan
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University

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