Florida Center for Cybersecurity

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) supports the efforts of the State University System of Florida (SUS) to promote innovation and productivity in cybersecurity. Through this Capacity Building Program, the Center assists its SUS partners in developing and enhancing educational capabilities to meet statewide workforce needs and to undertake other initiatives that align with the Center's mission. Funding may be requested for curriculum development, lab/technology development, or community outreach initiatives designed to increase awareness and educate diverse audiences.

Submission Deadline and Guidelines

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to March 16. Please use the budget template and submission guidelines to prepare your submission.

The submission portal is available here.

Eligibility Information

Faculty and non-faculty SUS employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must be stakeholders in the project. FC2 encourages collaboration of multiple SUS institutions to eliminate duplicate efforts, maximize resources, and promote synergy among our academic partners. While FC2 encourages stakeholders to seek matching funds from their own institutions, we will not reject proposals that do not meet this desired goal.

Award Information

Approximately $750,000 will be available for disbursement from FC2 in 2018. Maximum budget request for each proposal must not exceed $100,000. The Center reserves the right to negotiate final award amounts.

2018 Focus Areas

  • Curriculum Development
  • Lab/Technology Development
  • Community Engagement

For additional information regarding the program or RFP requirements, please contact us at fc2awards@usf.edu.

The Capacity Building Program develops and enhances the educational capabilities of our SUS partners to meet evolving and expanding workforce needs.