43rd IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

Student Travel/Registration Grants

Student grants are available to partially support full-time students participating in the 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P). This year, the Symposium is a hybrid event and includes both in-person and virtual (online) participation options for the symposium and co-located workshops. Support for students is available for both those attending in-person (Travel Grant) and virtually (Registration Grant). Travel grant will cover registration fees for the event and may also partially cover the travel expenses to the in-person event.

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 grant from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in 2018 or 2019 are not eligible for the travel grant to the in-person event. However, they are still eligible for the registration grants to attend virtually.

Award Description

Travel Grant (for in-person participation; registration type: in person): We will reimburse registration costs and partial travel expenses (hotel, transportation, and meals) for a total of up to $1300 for domestic students and $1800 maximum for international students. For workshops we will reimburse registration and partial travel expenses for up to $550 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 $2000 for international students. (Exact amounts may vary depending on the number of awards and last-minute donations we receive.)

Registration Grant (for online participation; registration type: virtual): We will reimburse the registration cost only for each awardee.

How to Apply

Applications are due by April 5th, 2022. Students will be notified by April 17th, 2022 and will be expected to register before April 22nd. Applications should be submitted by filling out the form:


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.