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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Scholar in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award 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 will include teaching at the university level and/or delivering seminars or workshops,  and may also include conducting research, consulting, developing training curricula and materials, assisting with assessments and evaluations. 

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.

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 and Period

In general, grants will be for either the fall or spring semester, but there may be a possibility for a full academic year.

Grants can start no sooner than mid-August for the academic year in question and must be completed before mid-August of the following year. 

Flex Option
Flex Description

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

Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Political Science
Public Administration
Areas of Interest

Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure.  

Special Features

This grant is offered through a unique partnership between the National Science Foundation and Fulbright Iceland and provides an opportunity to build relations with both Fulbright and NSF. If an applicant has research costs that cannot reasonably be covered by the stipend, there may be a possibility to cover certain costs through the grant, or the applicant may apply separately to NSF for additional funding if needs are substantial. 

The grant is a great opportunity for those who wish to conduct NSF-funded research abroad, but also have a strong support system locally, as is provided by the Fulbright Commission. 

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

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

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.

Senior Academics

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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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