3. What are the four “priority agencies” where I must seek Federal employment?

The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. The Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies.  Any position in the four priority areas will count towards fulfilling the service requirement.

If a Boren Scholar or Fellow is not successful in identifying a position in one of the priority agencies, he or she must pursue employment in another Federal agency in a position with national security responsibilities.