The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR).
Accredited United States colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals as the center lead or as an individual partner to work with the lead institution in support of the center’s activities.
“By partnering with universities, S&T delivers practical results by developing multidisciplinary, customer-driven solutions while training the next generation of homeland security experts,” said William Bryan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “Once awarded, this COE will leverage emerging technologies and analytic techniques to provide innovative solutions for preventing and countering terrorism.”
The TPCR COE will research and develop solutions to support DHS counterterrorism operations. This includes solutions that help prevent terror attacks by countering the radicalization of people and their mobilization to violence. TPCR will also educate a skilled workforce trained in the latest methods to identify and protect the nation from terrorist threats.