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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 across the world. 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. Securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable internet is vital.

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 US-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
  • Mechanisms to improve personal cyber security
Grant Length
Three months to six months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2021 but before April 30, 2022.


Any appropriate higher education institution in the UK.


Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Information Sciences/Systems
Public Administration
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.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 2
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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