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Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dilogue Fellows Program


Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dilogue Fellows Program

Complete the information below to apply for the Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialoguing Fellows (CRED) Program for academic years 2016-2018.

Your Name
Contact Information
University Information
Academic Background
Status for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
To be eligible, you must graduate no earlier than Spring 2018.
Please provide us with a list of courses you have taken or are currently enrolled in related to Terrorism Studies, Homeland Security, and/or countering violent extremism. Include a brief description of what you gained from the course that applies to the indicated fields.
Question #1
Please address this prompt in no more than 350 words.
Question #2
Please address this prompt in no more than 500 words.
Supplementary Materials

You must include all of these files to submit this application.  These files must be in Acrobat (.PDF) or MS-Word format (.DOC / .DOCX)

This document may be uploaded here in PDF format or recommenders may submit letters directly to education@start.umd.edu. All application materials must be received by the deadline. All supplemental materials must include the applicant's name and UID number.
This document may be uploaded here in PDF format or recommenders may submit letters directly to education@start.umd.edu. All application materials must be received by the deadline. All supplemental materials must include the applicant's name and UID number.
A summary of financial aid received by the student last academic year (optional but recommended. This financial aid information will not play a role in admission to the CRED program which is need-blind. This is intended to help the education office better administer the scholarship from the beginning and to work with financial aid for the student.)
Submit Application

By entering my initials into the box below and entering by name and the date, I am digitally signing this document and confirming that all information in the application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. In doing so, I acknowledge that I understand that if accepted to the Community Resilience, Engagement, and R Fellows Program I must:

  • Complete 5 semesters of START internships focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and community engagement research at START headquarters;
  • Complete 5 semesters of coursework specific to career development for CVE and community engagement-focused career paths;
  • Complete 12 credits of START summer and winter elective courses focused on terrorism studies, community resilience, and CVE;
  • Complete 3 credits of Intergroup Dialogue sessions and Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training through the Words of Engagement project on campus;
  • Participate in the Global Exchange for Young Leaders in Terrorism Studies, a winter term, START-led study abroad program which travels to the Hague, Netherlands and Mumbai, India;
  • Complete a summer internship with START faculty affiliates located in College Park or another U.S.-based institution focusing on community resilience research;
  • Complete summer internship with a community engagement-focused organization or research project;
  • Attend at 2 START Annual Meetings; and
  • Attend at 2 Department of Homeland Security Career Development Conferences
  • Secure full time professional employment at a DHS-approved venue relevant to the study of terrorism for at least 12-months, to commence following graduation. (Please note: START does not guarantee CRED recipients such employment. It is the responsibility of each individual student to secure such a position, while it is the responsibility of START to provide students with the training and information they need to identify such positions, to successfully compete for the positions, and to succeed in the positions.)