Research Support for Students and Junior Scholars
START is working to produce individuals who will be dedicated to research, teaching, and analysis on issues related to the formation and behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups as well as the impacts that the threat of terrorism and terrorist acts hold for individuals, groups, and societies. START trains these individuals in terrorism-related theories and research methods and provides them with the skills necessary to complete academically rigorous, policy-relevant research.
START supports research experience and training for students and junior scholars through the following programs:
- Terrorism Research Award Program: This program offers a $5,000 research award to advanced doctoral students and junior scholars to support related to the study of the human causes and consequences of terrorism from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences.
- Research Assistantships: START projects frequently employ large numbers of graduate students working under their faculty mentors.
- Internships: START projects also provide for-credit internships for undergraduate students, particularly at the University of Maryland.
- Undergraduate Research Program: This program provides outstanding undergraduate students with a small grant to support their research on a START faculty-led project. The program also provides students with the opportunity to attend several academic conferences.