9 US universities awarded cybersecurity career development grants – Security Magazine




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To support the development of a robust and resilient cybersecurity workforce and address the challenges of recruiting and retaining cybersecurity professionals for careers serving in local, state, federal or tribal governments, 9 U.S. universities will be receiving more than $29 million in new funding in 2023 from the the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (CyberCorps SFS) program.
This year’s new grantees join 89 academic institutions that are currently part of the program across 39 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The investment is aimed at increasing the size and strength of the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, which is critical to national security, as well as addressing the demand for dedicated cybersecurity professionals, particularly in government organizations.
Awardees will focus on interdisciplinary cybersecurity, ethics and strategy, developing the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow and emerging disciplines like artificial intelligence (AI) and next generation wireless. The projects these awardees undertake will shape the current and future cybersecurity workforce and landscape. 2023 awardees include:
Awardees are selected from a nationwide cadre of institutions with innovative interdisciplinary programs in cybersecurity education and professional development. The planned projects will support the education, recruitment and development of future cybersecurity professionals.
For more information about recipients and their programs, click here.
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