Undergraduate Research Program
- 2010-11 URP Partcipants
- 2009-10 URP Partcipants
- 2008-09 URP Partcipants
- 2007-08 URP Partcipants
- 2006-07 URP Partcipants
- 2005-06 URP Partcipants
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) seeks to engage talented undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the social and behavioral sciences in research related to understanding origins and/or responses to terrorism. By involving undergraduates in ongoing research projects, START hopes to prepare today's students for future study and work in the areas of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and homeland security.
Towards this goal, the Center invites 5 undergraduates to participate in START's research as part of its Undergraduate Research Program (URP) during each academic year. Those selected to participate in the program will:
- Participate actively in one of the ongoing research projects sponsored by START;
- Conduct original research related to START's research agenda, to result in a significant research paper;
- Attend a one-day orientation at the beginning of their terms in College Park, Maryland;
- Attend the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA);
- Participate in regular online seminars; and
- Attend the entire START Annual Meeting at the end of their terms, presenting their research findings in a poster session.
To assist URP participants, START will provide recipients with:
- A stipend of $500 to support the undergraduate researcher’s contributions to his/her faculty-led project and to cover the costs of independent research and/or professional development opportunities; and
- All travel costs related to attendance at the URP orientation, the ISA meeting, and the START Annual Meeting.
All URP Participants must be nominated by a START faculty mentor. Note: Only current START investigators may serve as mentors for the URP Program. If you are unsure of your status, please email email@example.com to discuss the matter. Each URP mentor will:
- Involve the URP directly in his/her START research efforts;
- Help the URP develop his/her research and analysis skills;
- Provide advice on the URP's original research project (including advice on presenting the paper at professional conferences and/or submitting it for publication); and
- Explore with the URP options for continuing work in the area of terrorism research.