The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is organizing the annual “Fraunhofer CyberStar Award for Excellent Research Students”.
The award promotes excellent graduates in applied cybersecurity, creates career opportunities and provides role models to motivate and encourage the next generation of young scientists. The award publicly acknowledges the outstanding academic achievements of the winners, enhances their footprint and helps them to grow and promote their research. Graduates and students with relevant recent results are encouraged to apply for this prize, which will offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their work with scientists, engineers, network operators, policy makers and government officials in Israel and in Germany.
The award winners will have a unique opportunity to present themselves and their work at an award ceremony, at the Fraunhofer Innovation in cybersecurity conference in Israel
The Fraunhofer CyberStar Award (FCSA) consists of
Cash Prize of 5,000 USD for the winning PhD thesis and 1,000 USD for the winning Master thesis
Award ceremony and invited talk at the Fraunhofer Innovation in Cyber Security Conference
Selected applicants that were not awarded the main prize will be invited to present their work at the poster session of the Fraunhofer Innovation in Cyber Security Conference in Israel
Eligible to apply are Master and PhD research students that made a significant contribution in the field of cybersecurity and privacy, and that are about to graduate or did graduate from accredited academic institutions. Graduates that received their degree in 2017, 2018, 2019 are eligible to apply. The nominees should have at least one published (or accepted) paper at a peer reviewed conference or journal at the time of the application submissionLearn more
As the safety and well-being of participants and award winners is our upmost priority, CyberStar 2020 is postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and will be held as either virtual conference or will be postpone to next year. We will post the decision on the website regarding the conference dates and the notifications as well as the precise conference format as soon as the COVID-19 situation stabilizes to allow us making plans.
We wish everyone to stay safe and healthy,
The CyberStar Award Team!
Deadlines changed due to the ongoing COVID-19-situation!
1 September 2019
8:00 am IDT
15 December 2019
8:00 pm IDT
We have extended the application deadline!
The Fraunhofer CyberStar Award (FCSA) is supported by industry and government organizations in Germany and Israel.