Cyber Fellows - College of Engineering & Natural Sciences

TU-Team8 Cyber Fellows

An initiative that unites the world’s leading cyber forces in education and innovation

The TU-Team8 Cyber Fellows Initiative is a competitive assistantship reserved for up to 10 PhD students (per year) in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at The University of Tulsa who will develop research projects that have the potential to fundamentally impact the world.

Cyber Fellows will receive:

  • Full tuition each semester
  • A competitive annual $30,000 living stipend/salary, plus health insurance
  • Special status within Tulsa Innovation Labs platform with access to thought leaders in cyber, top internships and business opportunities, and experiential learning
  • $20,000 stipend following graduation, conditional on living at least two years in Tulsa

Sponsored by George Kaiser Family Foundation and its economic development venture, Tulsa Innovation Labs, TU has partnered with Team8, a global venture capital group and company creation platform, to develop and assess the fellows’ research for commercialization opportunities.

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Tulsa: The new tech hub industry insiders are watching

TU-Team8 Cyber Fellow Initiative becomes a strategic part of Tulsa’s future

Cyber Fellows are part of a wider effort supported by Tulsa Innovation Labs, a new economic development venture pioneered by GKFF. Tulsa Innovation Labs is developing a city-wide strategy for growing Tulsa’s innovation economy and is working with a diverse coalition of partners to position Tulsa as a tech hub and a leader in the future of work.

  • Urban Density:  MSA population of nearly 1 million, making Tulsa one of the 50 largest U.S. cities
  • Low Cost of Living:  Housing is 40% below national average (Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index)
  • Large Student Presence:  Nearly 100,000 university, community, or technical college students in metro area (Source: Tulsa Chamber of Commerce)
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:  Startup enterprises in the energy, financial, retail, manufacturing, aerospace, and cyber sectors