IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
2–5 October 2023 // Orlando, FL, USA


IEEE CNS 2023 would like to encourage student participation at the conference and is pleased to announce the availability of NSF travel grant opportunities for US-based students. With the support of NSF, CNS 2023 will be able to partially support the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of student registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

All eligible applications will be considered, especially female and under-represented minority students and those who will attend the conference for the first time. We also encourage those who do not have a paper in the conference but wish to attend, to submit a travel grant application. We anticipate funding approximately 15 students at a rate of $1200 per student. The number and amount of awards will be determined based on the available funding and the applications received.



These student travel grants are sponsored by the U.S. National Science. To qualify, a student must be a graduate student studying in an accredited U.S. institution at the time of attending CNS 2023.



Applicants will be required to create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described above, and then submit the file to email ( with the title “NSF Student Travel Grant Application for IEEE CNS 2023”. An application for the student travel grant will consist of:

  • A request letter from the student (see below)
  • The student’s Curriculum Vitae
  • A recommendation letter from the student’s graduate advisor
  • An estimate of the following costs of attending IEEE CNS 2023: airfare (US-based carrier only), hotel, and conference registration


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

[Student Letter] The student letter should include the following information (1 page):

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Contact information (address, email, and phone number)
  • The current degree program (e.g., Ph.D., Master, etc.)  of the student, including start date and expected completion date
  • Title and authors of the paper presenting at CNS 2023 conference, if applicable
  • A statement of 1) research interests, 2) matched technical sessions in the CNS 2023 program, and 3) why conference attendance is essential to the student (300 words).
  • Whether and when the student has received US NSF travel grants before


[Advisor Letter] The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:

  • Confirmation that the student is a full-time U.S.-based student in good academic standing at the given institution
  • Explain how this student would benefit from attendance at the conference
  • The strengths and potential contributions of the student
  • Confirm the financial need for the student to attend the conference



  • Review of applications will start on Sep 4th, 2023, and continue on a rolling basis.
  • Award decisions made to the applicants: Sep 11th, 2023.



Travel grant awardees are required to provide taxpayer information (e.g., SSNs in the US) if applicable and must submit valid receipts for reimbursement after the conference. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed.



If you have a question, please contact the Student Travel Grant Chair, Rhongho Jang (