Grant Opportunities

Grant & funding opportunities

There are many sources of funding available for research in information assurance and cybersecurity available at all levels of education. Here are a few selections for future exploration.

Open grant solicitations

Presidential Management Fellows Program

This program is a fellowship and leadership development program designed to give IT and cybersecurity graduates relevant employment opportunities within the federal government. This highly selective, 2-year program aims to develop graduates of advanced degrees with management potential and a desire to work in public service. Annual academic webinar for potential applicants on September 18th, 2019. To find out more information, join the PMF Campus Listserv. The 2019 application period runs from Tuesday, October 3rd-Monday, October 17th (opening and closing time 12:00 PM EST). For more information visit the Presidential Manamgement Fellows Program website.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Due the fourth Wednesday in August, annually. View Solicitation.

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyber-infrastructure (CyberTraining) 

The overarching goal of this program is to prepare, nurture and grow the national scientific workforce for creating, utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) that enables cutting-edge science and engineering and contributes to the Nation's overall economic competitiveness and security. Due February 6, 2019. View solicitation.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace  (SaTC)

The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged. Proposals accepted anytime. View solicitation.

Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC)

The goal of this Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) solicitation is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research and research capacity-building activities that will improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning. Due January 29, 2019. View solicitation.


Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Limited Submissions
Advancements in data-driven scientific research depend on trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure.  This submission focuses on the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies and techniques to protect research cyberinfrastructure across every stage of the scientific workflow. Due January 23, 2019. View solicitation.


Smart & Connected Health (SCH)

The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Due December 11, 2019 and annually thereafter. View solicitation.

DHS' HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. 

Other funding possibilities

Minerva Research Institute

The Minerva Research Institute seeks to address future challenges and build bridges between the department (defense) and the social science community favoring multidisciplinary, cross-institutional projects.


The Science for Peace and Security Programme works to promote cooperation and dialouge to further scientific research, innovation and knowledge exchange related to security-related activites.
IARPA: data management and training required for effective intelligence gathering