Fraunhofer CyberStar Award for excellent graduates in cybersecurity in Israel.


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

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

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Who can apply?

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 submission

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Important Dates


1 September 2019
8:00 am IDT


1 November 2019
8:00 pm IDT


1 January 2020




The Fraunhofer CyberStar Award (FCSA) is supported by industry and government organizations in Germany and Israel.


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