July 1, 2021

USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association


USENIX has several available grant opportunities for students with application deadlines in July.

All four of the below events are taking place virtually this year! This is a great opportunity for  students to join us, especially if they may otherwise have been unable to obtain funding to travel to an in-person conference.

2021 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, co-located with
15th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
July 14–July 16

Grant application deadline: July 1
View the USENIX ATC ’21 program.
View the OSDI ’21 program.

30th USENIX Security Symposium
August 11–August 13
co-located with
Seventeenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
August 8–August 10

Grant application deadline: July 28
View the USENIX Security ’21 program.
View the SOUPS 2021 program.

Student Members Save on Virtual Event Registrations

For students who are unable to secure a USENIX conference grant, an annual USENIX student membership provides significant discounts to our virtual events. Students can join USENIX at the reduced rate of $75 and attend each of these conferences for a discounted rate of $50. Membership also supports USENIX’s mission and commitment to open access.

Jessica Kim
Operations Director
USENIX Association

USENIX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to open access. Consider showing your support for our mission and our commitment to Open Access by becoming a member or donating today. Thanks to those of you who already support USENIX in these ways.

About USENIX Conference Grants

USENIX conference grants cover registration fees and a portion of the travel costs associated with attendance at in-person events. View our grants overview page to learn more about USENIX’s various grant programs, review answers to the FAQs on the application process, and find links to the open application forms. We offer the following grants:

  • Student Grants
  • Diversity Grants
  • *NEW!* Grants for Black Students

Last summer, USENIX published its Statement on Racism and Black, African-American, and African Diaspora Inclusion. Part of the goals outlined within that statement include increasing representation and inclusion of Black people at USENIX conferences; Grants for Black Students provide funding for conference attendance. All undergraduate or graduate computer science students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora are encouraged to apply.

This new grant offering works in tandem with our Diversity Grant program to fulfill USENIX’s mission to support all members of the advanced computing systems community, and to support diversity within the advanced computing systems community at large.

If you have any questions please email info@usenix.org. We may also be reached via postal mail:

USENIX Association
2443 Fillmore St, #380-25600, San Francisco, CA 94115-1814, USA