New $3.8M Cybersecurity Education Grant from NSF

Posted on 2022-01-21

The department has received a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the growing national demand for cybersecurity professionals.

The five-year project, titled “CyberCorps Scholarship for Service: Developing the Cybersecurity Workforce in West Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas” will recruit four cohorts of scholars from the Department of Computer Science, Department of Business Information Technology, College of Engineering, Department of Criminal Justice, and other UofM units.  Priority will be given to underrepresented students such as women, minorities, and veterans.  The CyberCorps SFS includes:

  • Up to 3 years of support for undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education
  • Academic-year stipends of $25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students
  • Tuition and education-related fees (excluding items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Professional allowance of $6,000 for the SFS Job Fair and related expenses such as travel and professional certification
  • Participation in virtual and in-person job fairs in Washington, D.C.
  • Post-graduation government service requirement for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship

Principal investigator Prof. Kan Yang is leading the project, with Profs. Dipankar Dasgupta, Myounggyu Won, and Amy Cook as co-PIs.

Further details about the CyberCorps SFS will be announced soon.