Student Applicants

Each year, the summit organizers invite several students to attend the summit.  Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply, no specific major or course of study required, as long as the student is interested in learning and applying cybersecurity innovations to scientific endeavors.

Students may self-nominate or be nominated by a mentor or teacher.

In order to be considered, a one-page, 800-word maximum letter describing the student’s interest in and any relevant experience with cybersecurity, emphasizing the benefit to the student and/or community of the student’s attendance at the Cybersecurity Summit must be submitted.

This letter must include the student's name, contact information, the institution of higher education of attendance and their current expected year of graduation. A resume may be submitted in substitution of the requested information.

Up to five successful student applicants will receive invitations to attend the summit, and the opportunity for reimbursement of travel expenses.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee with an interest in advancing diversity and inclusiveness in the student program.

The deadline for applications is June 4, 2018 with notification of acceptance to be sent by June 25, 2018.

Submit to: students@trustedci.org

For more information on the event itself, please visit: https://trustedci.org/2018-nsf-cybersecurity-summit/

Tips for Applying:

The most successful applicants will...

  • Be prepared to actively engage and participate with the programming;
  • Make it known that they are interested in complex cybersecurity needs around and new, efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science, even if they are new to the subject matter - let the program committee know why you are interested in this subject matter ; and 
  • Relay at least 1-3 personal goals they would strive to meet while at the summit.

Highlighting these interests in the application letter will allow the review committee to understand why the student feels he or she will be best suited to attend the conference.