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CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service  (SFS)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Victor  P. Piotrowski vpiotrow@nsf.gov (703) 292-8670   
Valerie  Barr vbarr@nsf.gov (703) 292-7855   
Doris  L. Carver dcarver@nsf.gov (703) 292-5038   
R.  C. Hovis chovis@nsf.gov (703) 292-4625   
Jane  C. Prey jprey@nsf.gov (703) 292-4629   
Paul  Tymann ptymann@nsf.gov (703) 292-2260   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-510

SYNOPSIS

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.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students . This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

RELATED URLS

CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service site at OPM

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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