Student Travel Support

UPDATE: We have some leftover student travel funding, for students based at US institutions. If you are interested, please apply by July 26. We will notify you about funding decisions by August 1. Unfortunately, we do not have any more funding for students based outside the US.

Some funding is available to support graduate (and undergraduate) students who wish to attend QCrypt, and lack other means of support. Students based at US institutions will be eligible for funding provided by an NSF grant. In addition, all students (including those based outside the US) will be eligible for funding provided by QuICS.

Preference will be given to students who have been selected to present talks or posters at QCrypt, and do not have other means of support. Funding will also be provided to encourage participation by women, underrepresented minority groups, and institutions not traditionally represented at QCrypt.

Most students will only receive partial support, up to approximately $1000, depending on their needs. In general, travel support will only cover the lowest-cost options for travel, e.g., early student registration, shared hotel rooms, and economy-class airfare.

Note: In order for airfare to be covered by this travel support, it must be booked using a US airline, following procedures specified by the University of Maryland.

How to apply for student travel funding:

Send the following information via email to <> :

  • A short, two-sentence explanation of why you would like to attend QCrypt, and why you need funding. In particular, have you had a talk or poster accepted at QCrypt? How much funding do you have from other sources?
  • A brief resume or CV, listing your current institution, your level of education, and any previous publications in the field
  • If you wish, you may include a statement indicating gender and membership in an under-represented minority
  • A statement from your advisor confirming your eligibility, and recommending that you attend QCrypt. (This should be sent directly by your advisor.)

Please send this information no later than July 1, 2016.

Applications for funding will be reviewed by a committee consisting of: Yi-Kai Liu (NIST / University of Maryland), Eleni Diamanti (CNRS, Telecom ParisTech), Norbert Lütkenhaus (IQC, University of Waterloo), Masahide Sasaki (NICT Japan), Masahiro Takeoka (NICT Japan), Mark Wilde (Louisiana State University), and Franco Wong (MIT).

We will notify you about funding decisions on July 15, 2016.

Thank you!