IEEE Secure Development Conference

September 25 - 27, 2019
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


2019 Student Travel Grants

Posted on: August 8th, 2019 by Yousef Iskander
Student Travel Grants

The conference organizers would like to thank the National Science Foundation for their generous support in covering these grants.

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.

Award Criteria:

Given our limited funds, we are unable to provide awards to all applicants. 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.

Award Description:

We will reimburse registration costs and partial travel expenses (hotel, transportation, and meals) for a total of up to $1000. Exact amounts may vary depending on the amount of donations we receive. Reimbursements will be based actual documented expenses.

How to apply:

Applications are due by September 1, 2019 (may change based on when funding is available). Students will be notified by September 7, 2019 about their award decision. Applications for student grants should be emailed to:

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 conference, 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.