INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBER STARS

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBER STARS

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBER STARS

Welcome to the GenCyber Grant Proposal Webpage

The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of cybersecurity professionals by offering summer and year-round cybersecurity experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the GenCyber Program are to:

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation.
  • Teach all students correct and safe online behavior.
  • Improve teaching methods and cybersecurity content for K-12 curricula.

To meet these goals, GenCyber solicits proposals from academic institutions (or Not for Profits who partner with an academic institution) to conduct summer camps for students and teachers at the K-12 level. This year, the GenCyber Program is offering three more opportunities for funding: Combination Camps, GenCyber Outreach/Extension/Capacity-Building Activities, and the “GenCyber Goes Virtual” Teacher Camps (pilot).

GenCyber Student Camps provide students with age appropriate cybersecurity learning opportunities for in a standards-based and organized curriculum promoting the GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts and/or First Principles, ethics, and online safety.

GenCyber Teacher Camps provide a comprehensive learning experience based on the GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts and/or First Principles, ethics, and online safety. These programs should include helping teachers with the preparation of cybersecurity lesson plans designed for implementation in their classrooms.

GenCyber Combination Camps provide both students and teachers with the content needed; students will be engaged in hands-on learning, while teachers are taught both cybersecurity content and how to teach the cybersecurity content in the K-12 classroom.

Although the primary focus of these three funding opportunities is on the summer camp experience, programs are highly encouraged to conduct at least one follow-up activity with participants beyond the camp experience.

GenCyber Outreach/Extension/Capacity-Building Activities are those events that go beyond a camp follow-up experience and begin to further engage participants in cybersecurity related events and activities. These opportunities should be unique to geographical location and participant needs.

Lastly, the “GenCyber Goes Virtual” Teacher Camps is a pilot program in which one institution will be selected and funded to host a series of three GenCyber virtual teacher camp experiences.

The application process for GenCyber grants is currently closed.

Grant Authority: CFDA 12.903 GenCyber Grants Program

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