Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Seed Award, Capacity Building RFPs now available

TAMPA, Fla. (November 10, 2016) – The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) is proud to announce two 2017 cybersecurity award opportunities for Florida Universities. These monetary awards will further position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity education, research and employment.

FC2 Collaborative Seed Award Program

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) supports and encourages collaboration across the State University System (SUS) to promote research innovation and productivity in cybersecurity. The competitive FC2 Collaborative Seed Award Program funds research teams with investigators from at least two different SUS institutions for projects that align with FC2 strategic priorities and have strong potential to attract external funding.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and apply.

FC2 Capacity Building Program

The FC2 Capacity Building Award funds new university programs, projects and initiatives that help attract future cybersecurity professionals and build a stronger pipeline of cybersecurity talent. These incentives may provide the ability to request funding to build institution capacity for education and training in cybersecurity. Funding may support curriculum, faculty and lab development, as well as support the ability to develop a conduit for community
outreach in support of currently existing or new programs.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and apply.

About the Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Created during the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) is a shared resource for cybersecurity research, education and outreach across the state and beyond. The Center fosters collaboration between higher education, government, defense and business communities to share knowledge, resources and training opportunities that help mitigate cybersecurity threats and create opportunities for innovative solutions. Located at the University of South Florida, FC2 is leading efforts to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity.

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Media Contact: Kate Whitaker, 813-974-1229

See the new Cybersecurity Seed and Capacity Building Awards available to Florida Universities.