Cybersecurity Fellowship Program

The Cybersecurity Fellowship Program supports unfunded and under-funded, emerging research so that Georgia Tech Ph.D. students may do what they do best – take exceptional ideas from concept to proof. The Fellowship serves to motivate students with an advanced understanding of information assurance and cyberthreats to pursue innovative research without undue concern for lack of funds.

Submit your idea to become an IISP Cybersecurity Fellow

All Ph.D. students enrolled at any unit of Georgia Tech are encouraged to apply if they demonstrate a significant focus in cybersecurity, data protection or privacy research areas, Past applicants are encouraged to re-apply and current Fellows also must re-apply each semester. Applicants should complete and submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • 2-page focused Project Description of a cybersecurity research problem
  • 1-2 paragraph Endorsement from your Ph.D. advisor
Email documents to and/ or send to
  • For Spring Semester– Application is due on Friday, December 18, 2020@ Midnight
Fellowship Benefits
  • 50% financial support as a Graduate Research Assistant on a per-semester basis (the remainder will be provided by your academic advisor)
  • Title of “Institute for Information Security & Privacy Cybersecurity Fellow”
  • Remain in good academic standing
  • Attend Georgia Tech on a full-time basis
  • Submit a research plan in a technical or policy area of cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Existing IISP – CSF must re-apply each academic year in order to continue to receive funding.
  • Application Deadline is December 18, 2020 @ Midnight (EST)


The following is additional information about the requirements when submitting the proposal.
  • Font size
    • Should be no smaller than 10 points and no larger than 12 points
  • Preferred fonts:
    • Arial7 (not Arial Narrow), Courier New, or Palatino Linotype at a font size of 10 points or larger;
    • Times New Roman at a font size of 11 points or larger; or
    • Computer Modern family of fonts at a font size of 11 points or larger.
  • Margins, in all directions, must be at least an inch. No proposer-supplied information may appear in the margins.
    • Paper size must be no larger than standard letter paper size (8 ½ by 11”).
  • Spacing 
    • Single spacing is preferred
 Your advisor can simply send the letter to the same email address: and/ or send to

For more information about Georgia Tech Ph.D. Fellowship program please email or


If selected you must do the following (at the end of the Spring semester): 

  • Submit research results to a premier academic conference, such as ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, Crypto, Eurocrypt, or CHI.
  • Submit a semester progress report, endorsed by your academic advisor and delivered to (reports should be received no later than Midnight on the final day of the semester, as determined by the Georgia Tech Registrar’s Office)