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USENIX Security '21 Grants for Black Computer Science Students

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Black Students
to Defray the Costs of Attending a Technical Symposium

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USENIX

Deadline Date:

07/28/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Black students to defray the costs of attending a technical symposium. Requests will be accepted from graduate and undergraduate students pursuing computer sciences or a related field who are members of the Black, Afro-American, or larger African Diaspora community. As part of their ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, USENIX offers grants to support Black computer science students interested in attending USENIX Security '21.

The 30th USENIX Security Symposium will be held as a virtual event on August 11–13, 2021. USENIX Security brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others to share and explore the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196997

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant program will provide registration fee coverage.

Term of Contract:

The 30th USENIX Security Symposium will be held on August 11–13, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All undergraduate or graduate computer science students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora
- Student in computer science or related field
- Attend the three full days of the main Conference Program
- Agree to be contacted by USENIX and grant program sponsors about future events and opportunities

For Student Grants, preference is shown to:
- Students whose areas of study significantly overlap with the conference topics and who write a concise essay (supporting statement) outlining their studies and research.
- First-time applicants and those who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.
- Students from institutions not traditionally represented at USENIX.
- Financial need.
- Degree level (undergraduate, graduate)
- Students who are both presenting a paper at the event and do not have alternate sources of funding available to them.

Please note that speakers and presenters at the conference are not guaranteed registration expense assistance.

Student grants are for advanced students in the field of computer science; post-doc researchers and associates do not qualify.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Every effort is made to send out notifications to student grant applicants approximately two weeks after the grant application deadline and before the conference's Early Bird deadline. All applicants will be notified - both those who are being awarded a grant and those who are not - of their application status.

If you are applying for a grant and require a visa to attend the conference, submit your visa application as soon as possible. Visa applications for travel to USENIX conferences may require a letter from USENIX. To request an invitation letter, please email USENIX.

Do not register for the conference--even if you are an author or a presenter--until you are notified about your grant. If you receive a grant, you will be sent detailed registration instructions.

Applicants are also expected to attend the three full days of the main Conference Program, and to agree to be contacted by USENIX and grant program sponsors about future events and opportunities.

USENIX is committed to funding the attendance of as many students as possible based on need. However, funds for student grants are limited. Please do not apply for a grant if you have other funds available to you, such as through your faculty advisor, or if you have received a grant through USENIX in the past year.

Applicants can be awarded only one grant each calendar year. Those who qualify are welcome to apply for both a Student Grant and a Diversity Grant for the same conference, though only one grant will be awarded.

Program Overview: https://www.usenix.org/grant-programs

Conference information:
https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity21

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.usenix.org/user/login?destination=node/274047

Direct questions to the USENIX Conference Department at conference@usenix.org

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