START prides itself on the diversity of research conducted across the Consortium to bring a holistic understanding to the study of terrorism, counterterrorism and community resilience. START researchers based throughout the United States and around the world bring varying perspectives, experiences, and academic disciplines to their analysis. The resulting portfolio is informed by research in areas such as adversary modeling, criminality, deviant behavior, geospatial modeling, international and civil conflict, law, natural disasters, public health, public policy, risk communication, social movement theory, and many others. Collectively, the START Consortium develops unique approaches to complex issues and drives the scientific study of terrorism and counterterrorism forward.

To help organize its broad portfolio of research, START has grouped its projects according to the following themes and schemas:

Terrorism and Violent Extremism, which encompasses the areas of:

  • Individual Behavior
  • Violent Groups and Movements
  • Terrorism and Society
  • Crime and Terrorism

Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, which encompasses the areas of:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Countering Violent Extremism

Risk Communication and Resilience, which encompasses the areas of:

  • Community Resilience
  • Risk Communication

Radicalization and Deradicalization, which encompasses the areas of:

  • Radical Beliefs and Behavior
  • Deradicalization
  • Disengagement

Unconventional Weapons and Technology, which encompasses the areas of:

  • Chemical and Biological Threats
  • Radiological and Nuclear Threats

Topics (A-Z), where you can find projects by specific topics.

Projects (A-Z), where you can browse through START's entire research portfolio by project title.

Research Reviews

START has also published two Research Reviews that chronicle completed and ongoing projects.


To find more information about the researchers who work with START, visit the following pages:

  • Investigators page, which includes those researchers who have served as Principal Investigators on START funded projects.
  • All Affiliated Researchers page, which includes those researchers who have a Principal Investigator or Researcher on START funded projects.