The SummerCon Fellowship

December 20, 2018

One of the ways Capsule8 came to be was through the community built around cool people doing cool research. That’s how most of us got our start, and we believe it’s important to help others do the same.

We’re psyched to announce that Capsule8, along with Trail of Bits, are funding the SummerCon Fellowship. Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America, and will be held June 14-15 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, New York. Applications for the SummerCon Fellowship are open now and we’ll be awarding $10,000 to help people pursue independent information security research and show their results at Summercon 2019.

The SummerCon Fellowship provides support both in the forms of monetary and mentorship, for people who are looking to do some great security research.

Applicants who are awarded Fellowships will receive:

  • $10,000 grant to fund a six-month security research project
  • Dedicated research mentor from security engineers at Trail of Bits and Capsule8
  • An invitation to present findings at SummerCon (presenting is a condition of the grant)

We’d love for applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities to apply as we seek to bolster inclusion in the security industry. (Half of the program spots are reserved for minority and female-identifying candidates).

DEADLINE EXTENDED – We are accepting applications until January 31st and would love to hear from you.

Apply now.