As part of USENIX's ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, we are pleased to offer grants to support Black computer science students interested in attending USENIX Security '20. All undergraduate or graduate students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora
- Student in computer science or related field
- Attend the three full days of the main Conference Program
- Agree to be contacted by USENIX and grants program sponsors about future events and opportunities
USENIX is committed to funding the attendance of as many students as possible based on need. However, funds for student grants are limited. Please do not apply for a grant if you have other funds available to you, such as through your faculty advisor, or if you have received a grant through USENIX in the past year.
Please note that speakers and presenters at the conference are not guaranteed registration expense assistance. We encourage all interested students to apply for a grant, even if you are not presenting a paper or poster for this conference.
Student grants are for current full-time students studying computer science. If you are a full-time student working at an internship, you are eligible for a student grant. Post-doc researchers and associates do not qualify for a student grant. Learn more about the USENIX Grant Program.
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. Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will need to submit their Social Security Number (SSN), if applicable, to USENIX prior to receiving their grant.
If you are a graduate student interested in volunteering some of your time as a mentor to undergrads in your field, please complete this very brief form.
If you are an undergrad interested in our mentorship program, please complete this very brief form.
You may apply to the mentorship program if you are interested, even if you do not apply for a grant.