Faculty-Student Team Defense Lab Research
Faculty-Student Team Defense Lab Research (FSR) Program
Application deadline: February 18, 2020
The Faculty-Student Team Defense Lab Research (FSR) Program provides faculty and student research teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with the opportunity to conduct research at a Department of Defense (DoD) laboratory. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the FSR program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at underserved populations such as HBCUs and MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD).
As an FSR participant, you will train under the mentorship of a DoD scientist while collaborating on a mission-focused research project. During the 10-week appointment, you will receive a weekly stipend and may be eligible for travel allowances.
Visit the FSR program website for more detailed information.
Eligibility (at the time of application)
The research activity requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and one undergraduate student. Appointments will not be made to teams without a student member or to teams without a faculty member.
General Eligibility Information for All Team Members
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be able to participate in the research activity for 10 consecutive weeks during the same period as other team members
- Be able to participate full-time on-site at the assigned lab
- Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintain coverage during the appointment
Faculty Eligibility Information
- Faculty members must be full-time at an eligible Minority Serving Institution (MIs) at the time of application
- Have a Ph.D. (or Master’s degree, if teaching at an eligible community college) in a discipline, major, or concentration directly related to a DTRA Research Area
- Cannot be receiving compensation for faculty time during the 10-week appointment period from any other federally funded research program. This also encompasses those institutions with high Hispanic Enrollment and American Indian and Alaska Native-Serving Institutions.
How to Apply:
For further information about the Defense lab academic research activity, please email FSR@orau.org.