Department of State Strengthening International Engagement on Security in Cyberspace Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI) announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications for a program to support upcoming United Nations-related cyber events of strategic importance, in particular meetings related to the UN Group of Governmental Experts and the UN Open Ended Working Group. The purpose of this award is to support travel, lodging and other logistics for civilian government officials to participate in these key cyber-related discussions, as well as other UN events that may discuss non-security cyber issues of concern (e.g. Internet governance, cybercrime, and Internet freedom). The recipient will also develop an online training course, which aims to provide foundational understandings on core U.S. cyber policy concepts for foreign civilian government officials, particularly regarding international security and stability in cyberspace.

S/CCI invites interested eligible organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts that reflect the following objectives:

  • Priority Regions/Countries: Global
  • Target Audience: Activities should target foreign assistance eligible civilian government officials
  • Project Objectives: Responses to this NOFO should propose a comprehensive and holistic program, which emphasizes the following elements and demonstrates the capabilities needed to accomplish them successfully:
    • Provide Rapid Response Travel, Lodging, and other Logistical Arrangements
    • Develop and Deliver Online Training Course
    • Impact Evaluation


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST June 27, 2019

Sponsor Receipt of Questions Deadline: 3:00pm MT June 21, 2019

Sponsor Application Deadline: 9:59pm MT August 9, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Executive Summary (2 pages maximum): Please include the following: PI and key personnel information and roles; total amount of funding requested and project length; statement of work or synopsis of the project, including a concise breakdown of the project’s objectives, activities, and expected results; and brief statement on how the project is innovative, sustainable, and will have a demonstrated impact.
  • PI CV
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Organizations may only submit one application per organization.

Award Information

Award Amount: $500,000

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Award Duration: Applicants should include an anticipated start date no later than September 2019 and the period of performance should be between two to three years.