OSDI '16 Students and Grants

Discounted Rates

Full-time students may attend OSDI '16 for only $495, as well as the INFLOW '16 workshop for $295. This special fee is not transferable. Your current student ID must be validated before registering. Please sign in to your account or register for an account to upload your student ID for validation.

Student Grants

A limited number of student grants are available to help pay for travel, accommodations, and registration fees to enable full-time students to attend the conference. Please note that USENIX relies on sponsorship to finance student grants, and funding is strictly limited. We do not guarantee assistance to speakers or participants, and student grants rarely cover complete travel needs. To apply for a grant, see the USENIX student grant Web page. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 28, 2016. 

OSDI '16 Diversity and Women's Grants

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As part of its ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, we are pleased to offer the OSDI '16 Diversity and Women's Grants to support computer scientists interested in attending. All computer scientists from academia or industry who identify as female or as a member of another underrepresented community are encouraged to apply. Awardees will receive $700 to apply toward travel and/or accommodation costs at the conference. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Notifications of awards will be sent via email.

Instructions for Applicants: Complete the online grant application. 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, and any other relevant information such as whether you are presenting at the conference, or financial need.


  • Work in or study computer science or a related field
  • Attend at least two full days of the main conference technical sessions
  • Agree to being contacted by USENIX and sponsors about future events and opportunities