A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Through curricular and experiential learning, START educates, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners.

Career Development Programs


Career Development Programs

Career Development Programs are targeted scholarship programs for University of Maryland undergraduate students providing skill and knowledge development in a particular area within the Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) arena as well as providing financial support.  Past programs have been focused on: terrorism analysis, emerging global security issues, and cyber security. New programs will be announced when funding has been made available.

Current Programs

2016-2018 Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue Fellowship (CRED) *Application process is now closed.

2015-2017 Countering Violent Extremism Fellowship (CVEF) *Application process is now closed.

2013-2016 Cyber Security Fellows Program (CySeF) *Applications process is now closed.