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CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Type: Federal
Source: National Science Foundation
Program: CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or

An individual may participate as PI, Co-PI, or Senior
Personnel in at most one proposal per track in each annual SFS
competition. These eligibility constraints will be strictly
enforced and in the event that an individual exceeds this limit,
proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on the
earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first
proposal received for the Scholarship and/or Capacity track will be
accepted and the remainder will be returned without

Additional Eligibility Info:

For the Scholarship Track: A
proposing institution must provide clearly documented evidence of a
strong existing program in cybersecurity. Such
evidence can include Center of Academic Excellence in Information
Assurance Education (CAEIAE, or in Research, CAE-R) designation by
the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland
Security; a specialized designation by a nationally recognized
organization (for example, in forensics or cyber operations); or
equivalent evidence documenting a strong program in


Cyberspace has transformed
the daily lives of people. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however,
has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations,
agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims
of cyber-attacks. In December 2011 the National Science and
Technology Council with the cooperation of the NSF advanced a
broad, coordinated federal strategic plan for cybersecurity
research and education to "change the game," check the misuses of
cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity,
establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising
cybersecurity research into practice. To achieve this strategic
plan, the nation needs advanced research within and across
disciplines, requiring expertise in human, statistical,
mathematical, computational, and computer sciences to develop and
transition new concepts and technologies to practice. It also
requires an innovative and efficient cybersecurity education system
that results in an unrivaled cybersecurity workforce and citizenry
capable of advancing America's economic prosperity and national
security in the 21st century.

The CyberCorps(R):
Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address
cybersecurity education and workforce development.
The Scholarship Track provides funding to award
scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their
scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal,
State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position
related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the
scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative
proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United
States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity
professionals. They contribute to the expansion of existing
educational opportunities and resources in cybersecurity and focus
on such efforts as research on the teaching and learning of
cybersecurity, including research on materials, methods and
small-scale interventions; curricula recommendations for new
courses, degree programs, and educational pathways with plans for
wide adoption nationally; teaching and learning effectiveness of
cybersecurity curricular programs and courses; integration of
cybersecurity topics into computer science, information technology,
engineering and other existing degree programs with plans for
pervasive adoption; partnerships between institutions of higher
education, government, and relevant employment sectors leading to
improved models for the integration of applied research experiences
into cybersecurity degree programs.

Deadline: 11-14-2014
Quantity: 20 - 30

  • Submission Window Date(s)¬†(due by 5 p.m.
    proposer's local time):

         October 09, 2014 - October 21,


         November 01, 2014 - November 14,


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