ACM Student Travel Grant Opportunity

A limited number of travel grants are available for students to attend the 2019 ACM WiSec Conference. The awards are generously supported by ACM SIGSAG and Army Research Office. The travel support will be available toward documented registration, conference venue hotel stay, and transportation needs. The travel award decision will be made based on merit, awarded to high quality student applicants according to the following criteria. This travel grant provides a mechanism to allow more students with a demonstrated financial need to attend ACM WiSec. Students from under-represented groups, those attending the conference for the first time, and the undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.

To qualify for the grant, the applicant must:

** be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in science or engineering or a related field in a college or university when submitting the application in a good academic standing,

** attend the conference with student/full registration (make a reservation to stay at the conference venue)

** be a student member of ACM when submitting the application,

If the applicant is an author of an accepted paper or demo/poster, or just interested in attending ACM WiSec 2019 without a paper or demo/poster, they should email ACM WiSec Student Travel Grant Chair Dr. Tooska Dargahi ( for the ACM ones, and Prof. Mohammad Ashiq Rahman ( for the ARO ones the following in a zip file.

1) a- Student’s name, university name, and preferred contact e-mail address

b- Student’s postal address, and telephone number

c- Student’s current status and degree program (BS / MS / MS+PhD / PhD)

d- Name of thesis advisor/supervisor

2) CV/Resume (it should include your student status)

3) A Signed reference letter from their advisor (it should at least verify the student’s status, e.g., the degree they are seeking, what year they are, etc., and state the availability (or lack thereof) of travel funds for the students from other funding sources and commit to covering the cost of travel in excess of the travel grant).

4) Student’s statement (max 500 words) explaining the need for the travel grant and the written affirmation that the student did not receive more than one grant in any 12-month period from ACM (please specify if any funding is available from the student’s end and amount). Also, state the student status and summarizing the current research related to security and privacy)

5) Proof of ACM memberships as a student (not required for ARO ones),

6) Proof that the student will attend the conference (registration, travel arrangements, reservation to stay at the conference venue) (please document the costs of the student’s travel and the needed fund amounts; if the student is an author of the accepted paper or poster/demo, please also specify the paper name, title, authors, and number).

Preference will be given to students with their documented needs and partial supports will also be considered to increase the number of student attendance (please specify if any partial funding is available from the applicant’s end).

The travel grant award decisions will be announced to the students before the conference in Miami, Florida USA.

Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2019 (for ACM grants) and May 6, 2019 (for ARO grants).