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The Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship

ETSU Faculty Representative:

Dr. Michele L. Crumley

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: 301D Rogers Stout

Phone: (423) 439-6629

Email: crumleyml@etsu.edu

Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed

Award: Full tuition and fees plus a stipend of approximately $28,000 a year, renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in an approved discipline. Applicants also cannot have taken more than two courses in a graduate program (in which their GPA must be 3.3 or higher), or have commitments (such as active military service, a summer internship, or external employment) that would prevent them from keeping a 12-month, full-time schedule.

When to Apply: Online applications are usually due in early January. 

The Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship is, as its title suggests, a grant sponsored by the federal government for the purpose of encouraging students to pursue security-based careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Areas of approved study include advanced data analysis and visualization, biological and chemical threat assessment, border security, emergency preparedness and response, food and agriculture security, immigration studies, infrastructure protection, maritime and port security, natural disasters and related geophysical studies, transportation security, and similar fields.    

In the summer between recipients' first and second years, they are required to take part in a 10-week internship at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC or at another DHS-affiliated facility. Further, after the completion of their degrees, recipients are required to work for at least 12 months (in the 24 months after completion) at a job at a DHS-approved STEM venue. 

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