The National Audit Office landscape review on the UK cyber security strategy, published in February 2013, identified a shortage of cyber security skills as a key challenge. Employers consistently raise concerns about the quality of the skill-sets of computing graduates and if the UK is to be equipped to respond to cyber threats, and the cyber security sector is to grow, we need to strengthen the pipeline of cyber talent and help prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities.
To this end the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) are pleased to announce the availability of Development Fund grants of up to £80k.
The scheme has been designed to provide grants for innovative proposals from universities, preferably in partnership with industry, to improve cyber security teaching and learning.
Projects should also aim to bring into wider use exemplary techniques, methods or materials already developed and used successfully within local departments.
Further information, and guidance on how to apply, is available on our website here.
The deadline for submission of applications is noon on Friday 16 October 2015.
If you require any further information or would like to discuss the grant scheme further, please contact Catherine Hack at firstname.lastname@example.org.