Thursday, May 5, 2022

2022 NSF Summit Student Program-Call For Application

Every year, Trusted CI organizes and hosts the NSF Cybersecurity Summit to bring together leaders in NSF cybersecurity and cyberinfrastructure. To support workforce development, the Summit organizers invite several students to attend the Summit at no cost every year. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply, no specific major or course of study is required, as long as the student is interested in learning and applying cybersecurity innovations to scientific endeavors.

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

To be considered, students must submit a one-page letter (800-word maximum) describing their interest in and any relevant experience with cybersecurity, emphasizing the benefit to the student and/or community of their attendance at the Summit.

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 for the requested information.

Up to fifteen successful student applicants will receive invitations to attend the Summit at no cost.

All applications will be reviewed by the Program Committee and students will be selected. The Program Committee will select students with an interest in advancing diversity and inclusiveness in the program.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2022, with notification of acceptance to be sent by August 10, 2022.

Please discuss attendance with your instructors prior to attending.


For more information on the event itself, please visit:

 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 will allow the review committee to understand why the student feels he or she will be best suited to attend the conference.

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