March 21-24, 2016 at the Congress Center Saar, Saarbrücken, GERMANY

1st IEEE European
Symposium on Security
and Privacy


Student Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to help partially cover the travel expenses of student attendees to the symposium.

Who Should Apply

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 European institutions. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.

Given our limited funds, we are unable to provide awards to all applicants. Awards will be determined by a committee of volunteers participating in the organization of the Symposium, 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, 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.

Award Description

Awardees will receive fundings to stay at one of the conference hotels and are encouraged to share rooms with other awardees assigned by the committee. Though the room fee is covered, students are responsible for any incidental charges from the hotel. In addition, we reimburse partial travel expenses (air, train, bus, taxi fares, and meals). The exact budget depends on the number of applicants and donors and is to be decided by the grant committee. In any case, travel grants will not cover the registration costs.

How to Apply

Applications are due by Sunday, February 7, 2017. Students will be notified by February 14, 2016 and will be expected to register by February 21, 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to

An application for a travel award will consist of a single PDF file with the student's resume, a statement from the student, and a letter from the student's research advisor with a justification of financial need. The student's statement should include a summary of research interests, a statement of why the applicant will benefit from participating in the symposium, and how the applicant can contribute to the symposium through service or technical contribution.