Granted there are different parts of US Law, but I'm just reading this for the first time and find the definitions interesting and far from how linguistic departments often think of minorities...
These MSI's outlined in law were brought to my attention through the work the the department of homeland security... opinions aside on the role and mission of DHS, it makes me wonder if this "research" is to better serve DHS regardless of how it is directed and does that mean minorities are more severely impacted due to this research, so what is the ethical component of this "research"... though I may not be fully understanding the context of DHS's purpose...
Originally from: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2023-FacultyApp
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) is now accepting applications from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) interested in participating in a summer research team experience. Selected Faculty will be invited to submit a Team Application including a Research Project Proposal developed in collaboration with a DHS Center researcher and applications from one or two qualified students.
The program seeks to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). At the end of the ten week appointment, faculty collaborate with center to apply for up to $100,000 in follow-on funding to continue research during the 2023-2024 academic year at the faculty’s home academic institution.
This year’s participating Centers of Excellence are:
Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE)
Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS)
Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA)
Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI)
National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE)
Soft-target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat RealitY (SENTRY)