NSDI '19 Diversity Grants

As part of USENIX's ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, we are pleased to offer diversity grants at NSDI '19 to support computer scientists interested in attending the conference. All computer scientists from academia or industry who identify as female or who are members of groups underrepresented in tech are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will receive funds to defray the expense of conference attendance.

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Notifications of awards will be sent via email prior to the Early Bird Registration Deadline on Monday, February 4, 2019.


  • Identify as a female or a member of another underrepresented group in tech
  • Work in or study computer science or related field
  • Attend the three full days of the main Conference Program
  • Agree to be contacted by USENIX and diversity grants program sponsors about future events and opportunities

Instructions for Applicants

Complete the application form below. (You must log in or register to view the application form.)

Your Supporting Statement is the most important part of your application: it should outline your current research, studies, or employment related to the conference topics, tell us why attending the event will be beneficial to you, your financial need, and any other relevant information such as whether you are presenting at the conference.

Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will need to submit their Social Security Number (SSN) to USENIX prior to receiving their grant.


By submitting this application, I understand that my personal information will be shared with grant sponsors, who may contact me directly for recruiting or other purposes. I also understand that USENIX may contact me about future events and opportunities.

If you do not wish your information to be shared, please do not submit this grant application.

NSDI '19 Student Grants

A limited number of student grants are also available to pay for travel, accommodations, and registration fees to enable full-time students to attend the conference. Please see the NSDI '19 Student Grants page for more information.

Diversity Grant Sponsor

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Conference Name: