MAY 18-20, 2020

41st IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

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Student Registration Grants

Registration grants are available to help partially cover the expenses of student attendees to the symposium and the workshops.

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 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 for this award.

Award Criteria

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 the Workshops and chaired by the Student Travel Chair. 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. In order to ensure a diverse pool of awardees to the symposium, travel awards will be limited to at most one student per advisor, and at most two students from the same institution. In addition, students who have received a previous travel award from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in the last three years may not be eligible for the awards.

Award Description

We will reimburse registration costs and partial travel expenses (hotel, transportation, and meals) for a total of up to $1,250 for domestic students and $1,800 maximum for international students. For workshops, we will reimburse registration and partial travel expenses for up to $500 for domestic students and up to $1,000 for international students. If a student is selected to attend both the workshops and the symposium, the total reimbursement will be $1,450 for domestic students and $2,000 for international students. (Exact amounts may vary depending on the amount of awards and last-minute donations we receive.)

Note: IEEE S&P 2020 will be a virtual conference and we will reimburse the registration cost only for each awardee.

Visa Research Scholarship for Female Students

We are pleased to announce that Visa Research is sponsoring outstanding female students to travel to the symposium. Each selected student will be reimbursed up to $2,500 for attending the symposium. The application procedure is the same as the regular application (only one application needs to be submitted to our system). Please indicate your interest in the Visa Research Scholarship while applying for the student travel grant. Visa Research will review interested applicants and make the final award selection. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply to this award.

How to Apply

Applications are due by April 17, 2020 April 24, 2020. Students will be notified by April 13, 2020 and will be expected to register before April 17, 2020 April 24, 2020. Applications should be submitted by filling out the form:

Note: deadline is extended to April 17 April 24 and we will try to send the notification email within one week after the deadline.


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, and a statement of why the applicant will benefit from participating in the symposium.