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NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program

Synopsis. The goals of the CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program are aligned with the U.S. strategy to develop a superior cybersecurity workforce. These goals are to increase the quantity of new entrants to the government cyber workforce, to increase the national capacity for the education of cybersecurity professionals, to increase national research and development capabilities in critical information infrastructure protection, and to strengthen partnerships between institutions of higher education and relevant employment sectors. The SFS program welcomes proposals to establish or to continue scholarship programs 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. Such evidence can include ABET accreditation in cybersecurity; a designation by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) or in Research (CAE-R); or equivalent evidence documenting a strong program in cybersecurity.

Full Solicitation: NSF 21-580

Limit on Proposals.  Each performing organization is limited to one (1) proposal per annual SFS competition. 

Internal Applications.  Interested applicants are invited to submit a one page concept paper.

Deadlines. Internal proposals are to be submitted through by 5pm on May 20, 2022. Internal competition decisions are targeted by early June, 2022. Proposals are due to NSF by July 15, 2022.