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Cyber Trust

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 23-614 and NSF 24-504 for the latest documents.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


Networked computers reside at the heart of systems on which people now rely, both in critical national infrastructures and in their homes, cars, and offices. Today, many of these systems are far too vulnerable to cyber attacks that can inhibit their function, corrupt important data, or expose private information. 

Cyber Trust promotes a vision of a society in which these systems are:

  • more predictable, more accountable, and less vulnerable to attack and abuse;
  • developed, configured, operated and evaluated by a well-trained and diverse workforce; and
  • used by a public educated in their secure and ethical operation. 

To improve national cyber security and achieve the Cyber Trust vision, NSF will support a collection of projects that together:

  • advance the relevant knowledge base;
  • creatively integrate research and education for the benefit of technical specialists and the general populace; and
  • integrate the study of technology with the policy, economic, institutional and usability factors that often determine its deployment and use.

Proposals funded will support single and multiple-investigator projects within the broad range of disciplines contributing to the Cyber Trust vision.  Projects will be supported in three categories:  Single Investigator projects, Team projects, and Center-Scale projects.  The resulting Cyber Trust award portfolio will: advance the cyber security research frontier; build national education and workforce capacity (including undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development and training); and ensure that new knowledge can be put into practice.

All awards made are subject to the requirements of P.L. 107-305, the Cyber Security Research and Development Act.

Program contacts

D. H. Gill
Program Director
hgill@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950
Harriet G. Taylor
Program Manager
htaylor@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950
Kevin L. Thompson
Program Director
kthompso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8962 CISE/OAC
Maria Zemankova
Program Director
mzemanko@nsf.gov (703) 292-7348
Sol Greenspan
Program Director
sgreensp@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF

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