Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) is a program intended to help support the development of an enhanced and expanded pipeline for future cyber leaders. Students who participate in the program will be trained in technology areas of critical importance to our National Defense Strategy. Funding for VICEROY is provided by The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Griffiss Institute.
Junior or Senior Cyber Students at Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M, and Texas A&M San Antonio
Enrichment Opportunities and Incentives for Participants
THE 6 VICEROY INITIATIVES
- Programs leading to certifications and cyber-related degrees
- Targeted strategic foreign language proficiency training
- Programs focused on the mathematical foundations of cryptography
- Programs related to data science
- Development of cyber talent and early interest in cyber careers
- Training and educational programs to expand the pool of qualified cyber instructors
VICEROY students may each receive up to $12,500 to support their growth as cyber operators*
- $2,000 will be paid to students who successfully complete an introductory foreign language course (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Korean).
- $3,000 will be paid to students who successfully complete a second strategic foreign language course (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Korean).
- $2,500 will be paid to students who take a qualified data science related course.
- $2,500 will be paid to students who take a qualified cryptography mathematics related course.
- $2,500 will be paid to students who successfully complete a DoD 8570 cyber certification.
- Students will be reimbursed for 8570 cyber certification costs.
- Student travel expenses for experiential learning will be reimbursed or covered.
- Student expenses related to cyber career professional development may be reimbursed.
*You must be selected for the program to be eligible for incentives.