START is dedicated to working with graduate students and young researchers 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 young researchers are provided with such opportunities is the annual START Fellowship program. This program is available to graduate students and those who have completed graduate school within the last five years.
Those selected to be Fellows are provided with $5000 to dedicate towards research expenses and professional development experiences to support their work in the area of terrorism studies.
Each Fellow will work closely with individual mentors, members of the START research consortium. Mentors will involve Fellows in their own START-related research, will supervise Fellows' research, and will help develop plans for using the Fellowship award to advance the Fellow's educational and research goals.
The START Executive Committee has selected 19 young scholars to be 2005-06 START Fellows. Representing a range of academic traditions and coming from institutions all around the world, these Fellows are engaged in cutting-edge research that will lead to advances in knowledge about the workings of terrorist groups and about how society can better be prepared to manage the terrorist threat.