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12339-UK
Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award

United Kingdom
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award 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 first 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. Over the last five years Fulbright Cyber Scholars have spent time at a number of institutions across the UK including the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol, Swansea University, and King's College London.

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 United States.

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
Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three months to six months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2022, but before April 30, 2023.

Locations

This award can be used to support a period of research at any appropriate higher education institution in the UK. For more details on finding a host instution in the UK please contact the US-UK Fulbright Commission on fulbrightprogrammes@fulbright.org.uk 

Institutions that have previously hosted Cyber Security Scholars include:

 

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Accounting/Finance
Communication
Computer Science
Criminology
Education
Engineering
Information Sciences/Systems
International Relations
Law
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Policy
Areas of Interest

The following research areas of interest are of particular interest:

  • 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
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
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Activity Type
Professional Project
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A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.

Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Professionals
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 2
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
212-984-5326

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