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Multidisciplinary Research Leads to Multimillion-Dollar DHS Grant

Our Carnegie Tier 1 research designation has resulted in Mason being in even greater demand as a research partner. That distinction and collaboration among faculty in six Mason schools helped lead to the Department of Homeland Security selecting Mason to lead its Center of Excellence in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis. DHS awarded a 10-year multimillion-dollar grant that is among the largest the university has received. Under the grant, Mason will lead several universities and law enforcement agencies to investigate patterns of criminal activities and forensics, and develop strategies to predict and disrupt transnational crime.