U.S. Embassy The Hague is proud to announce a special grant competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month focusing on supporting programs to promote the use of technology among younger audiences to solve problems related to critical infrastructure, disinformation, and cybersecurity.
Apply here before 10 November.
This program aims to bolster the impact of our shared U.S – Dutch responsibility for security, particularly as it relates to technology. By involving university and high school students, successful grant applications will educate the next generation of experts about issues that will continue to plague the technology-driven world. By building local capacity to identify and combat problems with critical infrastructure, disinformation, and cybercrime, they should directly support the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands’ key goal of enhancing cooperation to bolster the impact of our shared responsibility for international security by giving students experience in problem solving and creating tools to better address threats.
The target audiences for these projects are high school or university students from all regions of the Netherlands who will participate in a program designed to promote the use of technology among youth to solve problems related to critical infrastructure, disinformation, and cybersecurity.
The program could include but is not limited to:
1. A hackathon to develop tools to identify and/or combat threats in one of the aforementioned areas.
2. A series of interactive workshops with a strong focus on hands-on experience
3. A program involving development net forensics, sourcing, or investigative research skills.
Institutions, organisations and individuals may request a grant budget ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. Awards are subject to the availability of funds.
• Only not-for-profit entities and projects will be considered for funding. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
• In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organisations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov . Please see section “How do I register?” located below. All organizations applying for grants must obtain these registrations. As this is a lengthy process we suggest you start ASAP. All are free of charge.
• Institutions and individuals must have a proven track record of executing superior events, workshops, programs, etc.
• Proposals must be focused on audiences in the Netherlands.
• Applications must comply with the submission criteria.
Deadline for receiving proposals is:
November 10, 2017 (midnight; local time)
All proposals must be complete (including a detailed budget) and submitted in English.