Terrorism Research Award
- 2010-11 Award Recipients
- 2009-10 Award Recipients
- 2008-09 Award Recipients
- 2007-08 Award Recipients
- 2006-07 Award Recipients
- 2005-06 Award Recipients
START is dedicated to working with graduate students and junior scholars in the behavioral and social sciences who are interested in issues related to terrorism and providing them with professional development opportunities.
One program focused on ensuring that junior researchers are provided with such opportunities is the annual START Terrorism Research Award (TRA) (formerly known as the START Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program). This program is available to graduate students and to scholars who have completed a PhD program within the last five years. Those selected as TRA winners receive $5,000 in funds to dedicate towards research expenses and professional development experiences to support their work in the area of terrorism studies.
All TRA recipients participate in the Annual Meeting of START researchers, held each year in September in College Park, MD. TRAs are required to attend the Annual Meeting at the beginning of their funding period, during which time they will meet with scholars from across the country and around the world who are working on related research projects. TRAs are also required to attend the Annual Meeting at the end of their award period, at which time they present findings from their research conducted using START funding. START covers the costs of TRA recipients’ travel to and from, and participation in these meetings.
Each TRA recipient will work closely with an individual mentors drawn from the START research consortium. Mentors will involve TRAs in their own START-related research, will supervise TRA recipients’ research, and will help develop plans for using the award to advance TRA recipients’ educational and research goals.