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Six Universities Receive Multimillion-Dollar NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Workforce Improvements

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Six Universities Receive Multimillion-Dollar NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Workforce Improvements

The National Science Foundation has awarded six academic institutions a total of $16 million in funding for cybersecurity training and cyber workforce improvements.

Through the CyberCorps Scholarships for Service grants, the awardees will invest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, hardware security and other cybersecurity-related fields. The scholarships are designed to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and ensure that the U.S. government and other organizations would be able to address shortages in the cybersecurity workforce.

Florida Atlantic University, the University of Delaware, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Brigham Young University, Loyola University Chicago and Boise State University were the CyberCorps SFS grant recipients, the NSF said Tuesday.

The foundation has also been funding other projects beyond cybersecurity.

In late October, the NSF awarded 11 academic institutions $16.3 million in funding to expand AI research capacity. The recipients will focus on workforce diversification, training and education, and exploration of various AI applications, including clean energy, data transformation and medical systems.

In September, five teams received a $25 million investment from the NSF to develop 5G connectivity solution prototypes. The recipients were tasked with developing solutions that improve 5G wireless infrastructure and allow government, military and commercial users to connect to untrusted networks.

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