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

START Announces 2007-2008 Fellowship Program and Undergraduate Research Program Competitions

START announces the competitions for its 2007-2008 Fellowship Program and its 2007-2008 Undergraduate Research Program.

The START Fellowship Program is designed to assist graduate students and young researchers in the behavioral and social sciences who are interested in issues related to terrorism. Fellows receive $4000 to dedicate towards research expenses and professional development experiences. Each Fellow will work closely with an individual mentor from the START research consortium. Mentors will involve Fellows in their own START-related research, supervise Fellows' research, and help develop plans for using the Fellowship awards to advance Fellows' educational and research goals. Fellows also receive funding to participate in the 2007 and 2008 START Annual Meetings, held in College Park, MD. Application deadline: February 23, 2007.

The START Undergraduate Research Program is designed to engage talented undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the social and behavioral sciences in research related to understanding origins and/or responses to terrorism. START Undergraduate Researchers participate actively in one of the ongoing research projects sponsored by START. They also conduct original research related to START's research agenda and present their research findings at the 2008 START Annual Meeting. Undergraduate Researchers receive a $3000 stipend and costs for Annual Meeting attendance. Undergraduate Researchers must be nominated by a START faculty member. Nomination deadline: April 1, 2007.

Questions about these programs should be directed to Katherine Worboys, START Assistant Director for Education, kworboys@start.umd.edu.