Fraunhofer CyberStar Award for excellent graduates in cybersecurity in Israel.


The jury has met and selected the winners of the first CyberStar award. Stay tuned for the final announcement!

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 one of our highlevel events/conference*

Selected applicants that were not awarded the main prize will be invited to present their work at the poster session at one of our prestigious events/conferences*.

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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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Changes in timing due to COVID 19

*Please note, that we are currently revising our event planning due to the ongoing COVID19 situation The safety and well-being of participants and award winners is our upmost priority. We will post updates on our events/conference as soon as the COVID-19 situation stabilizes to allow us making plans. We wish everyone to stay safe and healthy,


Important Dates


1 September 2019
8:00 am IDT


Extended deadline
15 December 2019
8:00 pm IDT


October 2020


October 2020

Please note:

Deadlines changed due to the ongoing COVID-19-situation!


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


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