A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

START accepting applications for new scholarship program

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now accepting applications for a new Career Development Program funded by the Department of Homeland Security. This program will provide tuition and stipends to six high-achieving undergraduates interested in social science research, terrorism research and homeland security for their final two years in a University of Maryland bachelor's degree program.

The Emerging Global Security Issues Fellowship will include:

  • In-state tuition for two academic years
  • Paid 10-week summer internship
  • Career conferences and networking events
  • Research training
  • START enrichment activities

Students interested in applying must be undergraduates at the University of Maryland. They will enter the program at the beginning of their junior years, and their program experiences will center upon a four-semester, intensive, research-training course designed to introduce them to social science research methods on terrorism and counterterrorism and to allow them to develop robust area studies and conflict-specific expertise in one of three regional specialties, chosen because of the strategic threat of terrorist activity in the area: Pakistan; Somalia and Yemen; and the Caucasus.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.

For more information on the Career Development Program, please click here.