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Fulbright-National Science Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Projects must focus on topics in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure related to any of these areas: (1) pure and applied research; (2) research coordination; (3) transitioning research into practice; (4) workforce, curriculum and capacity development; (5) enterprise risk management; and (6) law, policy, and international relations.

Project activities may include: teaching at the university level, delivering seminars or workshops, conducting research, consulting, developing training curricula and materials and assisting with assessments and evaluations. The scholar will conduct additional outreach with industry and government and hold at least one talk that is open to the public. 

Topics, for example, may involve: data analytics and privacy, cyber-physical systems and IoT security, blockchain and governance, blockchain and its applications to critical infrastructure and supply chains, digital forensics and incident response. Proposals that are multi-disciplinary in nature are welcome

Grant Length
3-4 months
Grant Dates

Flexible within the academic year. 


University of Iceland

Reykjavik University

University of Akureyri

Flex Option
Flex Description

The grant may be split into two segments, but must be concluded within one academic year.

Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Information Sciences/Systems
Political Science
Public Administration
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Cyber-security and critical infrastructure.  

Special Features

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Iceland is an interesting partner in the field of cyber-security and critical infrastructure, as a technologically advanced country relatively close to the US, where English is widely spoken.Opportunities for collaboration with academia, also in cooperation with government agencies and industry, are numerous. With the importance of this field growing rapidly, we are keen to build partnerships between the US and Iceland, including amongst senior academics and experts. The Commission will facilitate introductions to senior people in the field. 

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Distinguished Chair
Number of Grants
Approximately 1
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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