South Big Data Hub at Georgia Tech – Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) has a cybersecurity fellowship opportunity with the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.  This opportunity is for faculty, postdocs, graduate students, or rising junior and senior undergraduate students!   In previous years, faculty indicated a desire to partner with government and industry to solve practical data related challenges.  To address this need, the South Big Data Hub created The Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry and Government (PEPI-G) to support faculty members, research scientists, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students from across the country to work on high-level problems for the federal government. Our 2022 partner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is seeking cybersecurity areas including General Cybersecurity, Cyber Threat Detection, Cyber Security Analytics, Next Generation Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.   Learn more about the program HERE.

Applications Are Open Now – Due September 3, 2021 | Start Date January 2022

Qualifying applicants must be: (1) a US CITIZEN, (2) an academic professional (i.e. faculty, post-doctoral researcher, research scientist, graduate student, or rising junior and senior undergraduates), and (3) able to pass a DHS background check (suitability).

Applicants can request fellowships for 4-6+ months. Selection will be based on the applicant’s goals and is subject to available funds, seniority, and length of time. Fellowships will begin in January 2022.

Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $5000/month. Reporting on project outcomes to the South Big Data Hub is required.

PEPI-G applications must be submitted online by 5 pm September 3rd via the South Big Data Hub PEPI-G Application.

For questions, contact Kendra Lewis-Strickland at and Renata Rawlings-Goss at