NSF Student Travel Grants for WEIS 2019: Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, public policy, law, and computer science. We encourage scholars, policy makers, and industry experts interested in both market and policy solutions for cybersecurity to attend this workshop. It will be of interest to economists, computer scientists, business school researchers, legal scholars, and government administrators.

NSF Student Travel Grant

We are pleased to offer a number of travel assistance grants for students to attend WEIS 2019 supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Please note that all student attendees must have registered to be eligible for support, and these funds will be made in the form of post-workshop reimbursement to cover eligible travel-related expenses which include: economy airfare on a US-based carrier, lodging during the workshop, and workshop registration fees. We anticipate the support of approximately 12 students with an average award of $1,000.

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented minorities (African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders) and women. In addition to supporting advanced doctoral students who desire travel support to present their research papers that have been accepted to the WEIS 2019 program, we also encourage students who are attending WEIS for the first time and do not have a paper accepted to the program, as well as undergraduate students, to apply. In this way, we hope to support both advanced graduate students and the development of students who are early on in their graduate studies.

Eligibility for Student Travel Grant

– The student must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US institution (or a US citizen enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a foreign institution.

Sam Ransbotham
Workshop on the Economics of Information Security
Harvard University, Boston, MA