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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright Cyber Security Award

United Kingdom
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The rise of internet technology has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. From education and commerce to health care and national security, cyberspace touches on nearly every sector. As the Internet has grown, however, its fragility and vulnerabilities have become evident: corporations, government agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have all been victims of cyber-attacks. That is why securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet is vital to our economy and security.

This award is designed to enable academic or professional experts in cyber security to conduct research, pursue professional development, and/or assess best practice at any UK institution for a period of three to six months. Research outputs should produce benefits of significance to the larger cyber security community.

This award was announced in January 2015 as part of a package of increased U.S.-UK cyber security cooperation discussed on the visit of former Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House.

In exchange for being hosted at an institution, scholars can be a resource for UK institutions by offering to speak to students and faculty about cyber security policy and practice in the U.S.

Research areas could include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Models of industrial cyber security
• Means to effectively manage the risk of cyber threats to critical national infrastructure
• The freedom of the Internet and cyber security
• Quantifying cyber risk
• Improving our ability to identify and report cyber incidents
• The Internet of Things and cyber security
• Mechanisms to improve personal cyber security

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three months to six months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2019 but before April 30, 2020.


Any appropriate higher education institution in the UK.


Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Computer Science
Information Sciences
Public Administration

Applications are sought in all appropriate specializations.

Special Features

Scholars in the UK participate in a wide range of academic, cultural and social events and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission; see Special Award Benefits section for more details.

Number of Grants
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Analyst

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