MAY 23-25, 2016 AT THE FAIRMONT, SAN JOSE, CA
37th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy
Travel grants are available to help partially cover the travel expenses of student attendees to the symposium and the workshops.
We encourage applications from students from a wide variety of institutions, diverse backgrounds, and first time attendees. The majority of travel grants will be given to students enrolled in U.S. institutions, but we also have funds to cover the participation of a limited number of students from international institutions. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.
Given our limited funds, we are unable to provide awards to all applicants. Last year we only were able to provide awards to 35% of applicants. Awards will be determined by a committee of volunteers participating in the organization of the Symposium and the Workshops, and chaired by the Student Travel Chairs. Preference will be given to students working on security and privacy, students who can show evidence of financial need to attend the symposium or workshops, students from institutions not traditionally represented at the conference, and students from diverse backgrounds. The awards are not intended for authors of accepted papers or posters, but students with accepted papers will also be considered for travel awards.
In order to ensure a diverse pool of awardees to the symposium, we will provide travel awards to at most one student per advisor, and at most two students from the same institution. In addition, we will not provide awards to students who have received a previous travel award from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in the last three years. These conditions, however, do not apply for workshop travel grants.
We will reimburse registration costs and partial travel expenses (hotel, transportation, and meals) for a total of up to $1300-1400 for domestic students and $1900-2000 maximum for international students. For workshops we will reimburse registration and partial travel expenses for up to $500 for domestic students and up to $1000 for international students. If a student is selected to attend both, the workshops and the symposium, the total reimbursement will be $1500 for domestic students and $2100 for international students. (Exact amounts may vary depending on the amount of awards and late minute donations we receive.)
Applications are due on April 4, 2016. Students will be notified by April 11, 2016 and will be expected to register before the early registration deadline of April 15.
Applications should be submitted to Easychair:
An application for a travel award will consist of a single PDF file with the student's resume, a statement from the student indicating if they would like to attend the symposium and/or the workshops (and which workshop), and a letter from the student's research advisor with a justification of financial need. The student's statement should also include a summary of research interests, and a brief discussion of why the applicant will benefit from participating in the symposium.