NSF Grant: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)

May 8, 2017

The NSF has a new grant NSF Grant: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) .  This grant has two parts: A Scholarship Track and a Capacity Track.

The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. All scholarship recipients must 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. A proposing institution must provide clearly documented evidence of a strong existing academic program in cybersecurity.

The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. Proposals are encouraged that contribute to the expansion of existing educational opportunities and resources in cybersecurity

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 16 to 26, consisting of 8-13 Scholarship Track awards and 8-13 Capacity Building Track awards

Anticipated Funding Amount: $25,000,000

Pending the availability of funds, in FY 2018 for new awards under this program solicitation. Scholarship awards are usually funded as continuing grants over a five-year period.

For more details see the entire solicitation at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17556/nsf17556.htm