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PEPR '20 Grants for Black Computer Science Students

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Black
Students to Participate in a Computer Science Conference

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Foundation / Corporation

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USENIX

Deadline Date:

09/28/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Black undergraduate and graduate students to attend a virtual computer science conference. The purpose of this program is to promote diversity in the field of advanced computing. Grant funds will cover the expense of participating in the 2020 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR '20).

As part of USENIX's ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, they are offering grants to support Black computer science students interested in attending PEPR '20. All undergraduate or graduate computer science students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora are encouraged to apply. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192239

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant recipients will receive a complimentary registration to the conference for which they have received their grant funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All undergraduate or graduate computer science 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

Preference is shown to:
- Students whose areas of study significantly overlap with the conference topics and who write a concise essay (supporting statement) outlining their studies and research.
- First-time applicants and those who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.
- Students from institutions not traditionally represented at USENIX.
Financial need.
- Degree level (undergraduate, graduate)
- Students who are both presenting a paper at the event and do not have alternate sources of funding available to them.

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.

Speakers and presenters at the conference are not guaranteed registration expense assistance. Post-doc researchers and associates do not qualify for a student grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, September 28, 2020.

Notifications of awards will be sent via email prior to the first day of the conference.

The 2020 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR '20) will take place as a virtual event on October 15–16, 2020.

Do not register for the conference--even if you are an author or a presenter--until you are notified about your grant. If you receive a grant, you will receive detailed registration instructions.

Applicants can be awarded only one grant each calendar year. Those who qualify are welcome to apply for both a Student Grant and a Diversity Grant for the same conference, though only one grant will be awarded.

About the conference: https://www.usenix.org/conference/pepr20

Additional information: https://www.usenix.org/grant-program-overview

USENIX Statement: https://www.usenix.org/blog/usenix-statement-racism-and-black-african-american-and-african-diaspora-inclusion

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Log in and apply: https://www.usenix.org/user/login?destination=node/259227

Register for the event: https://www.usenix.org/conference/246732/registration/form

For general information, call USENIX at +1 510.528.8649 or email conference@usenix.org.

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