HBCU/MI

The objective of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program is to address the projected shortfall of scientists and engineers among the diverse populations of the 21st century, leverage HBCU/MI technical capabilities to fulfill CCDC ARL requirements, and expand the involvement of HBCU/MIs in ongoing research at ARL.

DOD HBCU/MI Programs offered through ARL

HBCU/MI Student Internship

The HBCU/MI Student Internship provides students with a unique developmental experience to broaden the students’ perspectives and provide them with practical advanced education related to their academic fields. Students are afforded the opportunity to work side by side with Army scientists and engineers in state of-the-art research facilities while observing and implementing concepts from their course work to perform advanced research that contributes to the world around them.

  • Duration: Program runs 10 weeks during June through August. Students work 40 hours per week.
  • Requirements:
    • Students must apply via: https://tmtgroupinc.com/summerprograms/
    • Students must be U.S. citizens.
    • Students must be enrolled in a STEM related degree program and maintain a minimum of a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

HBCU/MI Faculty Fellowship Program

The Faculty Fellowship Program provides summer placement opportunities to HBCU/MI faculty in one of the Army labs to conduct joint research projects with Army laboratory scientists. The primary goal is to help build in-house research capacity by exposing faculty to cutting-edge scientific work that they can take back to their campus to improve curriculum, research products, and student outcomes.

  • Duration: Program runs 10 weeks during June through August. Faculty work 40 hours per week.
  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must apply via: https://orau.org/arlfellowship/applicants/how-to-apply-summer-faculty-experience.htm
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permeant Residents.
    • Applicants must have a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field.
    • The proposed research topic must be aligned with the needs of a defense-related project.

Faculty Fellow Research Team Program

The Faculty Fellow Research Team Program (FFRTP), funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and hosted at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Research Laboratories, provides faculty-student teams the opportunity to explore new technologies in research and in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career fields. The program provides enrichment and development opportunities for faculty and students to pioneer discoveries together while employing and practicing skills obtained in their classrooms. The program strives to enhance HBCU/MI research programs through faculty development and student mentoring with the goal of building a more inclusive pool of scientist and engineers to meet the growing scientific needs of our nation.

Research teams who are selected and successfully participate in the program qualify for an educational stipend, pre-program visit, round trip travel to the hosted DoD laboratory for fellowship, and lodging. Faculty stipends are dependent on academic rank and academic accomplishments. Students’ stipends are based on academic achievement and laboratory/research experience.

  • Duration: 10 week residential fellowship program.
  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must apply via: https://portalcentral.aihec.org/STEM/Documents/AIHEC_DOD%20Application%20Faculty%20Fellows%202019.pdf
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent legal residents.
    • Faculty applicants must have a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field.
    • Student applicants must be enrolled in a STEM related degree program and maintained a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    • The proposed research topic must be aligned with the needs of a defense-related project.