Fall 2024 Application Deadline June 7th 2024


Register for our ON-LINE INFORMATION SESSION on June 3rd 10AM 2024 (EST).

1. The Viceroy DECREE Virtual Institute

2. DECREE Scholars’ Applications

3. DECREE Course Curricula

4. Become a mentor for DECREE Scholars

5. Internships and Opportunities for Viceroy Decree Scholars

6. Cyber and EMS Careers

DECREE Calendar

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1. VICEROY DECREE Virtual Institute

The VICEROY DECREE Virtual Institute is a consortium of 4 universities (Northern Arizona University, University of Houston, University of South Carolina, and Northeastern University as the lead) to provide a shared curriculum in cybersecurity, EMS, strategic foreign languages, and data science in order to increase the pipeline of highly qualified professionals, particularly from historically underserved groups, seeking careers in the DoD and industry partners. Undergraduate Scholars will have the opportunity to take courses and participate in workshops, seminars, and other industry-related events at partner institutions.

The DECREE Virtual Institute (Department of Defense Electromagnetic and Cyber Research and Experiential Education) is one of the 13 existing Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) awarded by the Griffiss Institute.

The VICEROY DECREE VI will establish a shared curriculum that will deliver advanced cyber, EMS, data science, cryptography, and strategic foreign language education, hands-on practical training, and research opportunities to a cohort of Northeastern University undergraduate students and ROTC cadets. The virtual institute will organize and offer multiple events for scholars and mentors to attend to meet and network with industry and DoD partners and to showcase knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Funding for VICEROY Decree provided by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Griffiss Institute.

2. DECREE Scholars’ Applications 

Northeastern University is seeking applications from current undergraduate students to join our inaugural cohort of VICEROY DECREE scholars.

The Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) DoD Electromagnetic and Cyber Research and Experiential Education Virtual Institute (DECREE) is a consortium of four universities created in close collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Information Base partners to address recruitment and training challenges faced in DoD-related cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) fields. The goal of the program is to grow the availability of well-qualified and trained students with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required to plan, synchronize, and lead DoD-related cyber and EMS operations.

VICEROY DECREE scholars will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 to participate in a virtual curriculum focused on cybersecurity, electromagnetic spectrum operations, data science, cryptography, and strategic foreign languages offered by a consortium of institutions.

Scholars will be eligible to take virtual, credit-bearing coursework from consortium institutions, have access to mentoring programs, as well as access to DoD-related internships, co-ops, and post-graduation employment opportunities. Scholars will be required to complete 8-10 credits within the VICEROY DECREE designated curriculum by the end of the spring 2024 semester, with at least one-third of credits taken outside their home institution.

Scholars responsabilities

Eligibility Criteria:

Download Application form here

— The next Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2024 application is June 7th 2024 —

The application process is described in the following flow-chart:


3. The DECREE courses Curricula

Decree scholars can take courses from a shared virtual institute curriculum. These courses will follow a virtual online instructional method for Visiting VI students. Each scholar needs to complete 8-10 Credits from this multi-institution curriculum (courses credits can vary from 3 to 4 credit hours).


Depending on scholars’ background they can select courses which complement their skills and knowledge based on breadth or depth

Course curricula is divided into the following areas:

4. Become a Mentor for DECREE VI

VICEROY DECREE Virtual Institute is seeking mentors with backgrounds in Cybersecurity, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Cryptography, and/or Data Science.

Each mentor will engage with VICEROY DECREE VI scholarship recipients to act as a role model, participate in regular monthly gatherings to provide career guidance in DoD and DIB careers, participate in networking events with scholars and our industry partners and in DECREE informational sessions with high school students, and support advertising and communicating Train the Trainer opportunities to community colleges.

Mentors will be provided with a small stipend for their participation and efforts.

5. Applications for interns for Viceroy Summer Program

VICEROY 2025 Summer program

Here is the 2024 Application for interns for our VICEROY 2024 Summer program. This is for returning interns from 2024 as well as any new interns who wish to be considered for a summer internship.

Application will close on December 2024. All students will need to fill the following form as well as list a university reference who will receive an email asking them to complete a quick reference for their student.

VICEROY Intern Application - READ CAREFULLY more information Here

Other Oportunitites

  1. https://www.disa.mil/careers
  2. https://www.cybercom.mil/Employment-Opportunities/
  3. https://www.nsa.gov/careers/
  4. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/specialty-careers/army-cyber.html
  5. https://www.airforce.com/careers/in-demand-careers/cyber
  6. https://afresearchlab.com/careers-and-opportunities/students-and-faculty/
  7. https://www.navy.com/careers/cyber-warfare-engineer
  8. https://www.gocoastguard.com/active-duty-careers/officer-opportunities/programs/direct-commission-cyber-officer-dcco


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