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Announcing the 2019 DFINITY Scholarships

This year, we are awarding 3 graduate and 2 undergraduate students scholarships if they can demonstrate their thesis and/or proposal to be used towards advancing the DFINITY mission of a public decentralized cloud.
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Secure distributed systems like DFINITY are built on a deep theoretical foundation. As such, it is important to continue to develop and expand on that foundation by supporting students and universities progressing the study of disciplines including distributed computing, cryptography, and decentralized systems, among others.

Application deadline

Submissions will be accepted until the 1st of May, 2019

Announcing the winners

Scholarships winners will be announced on the 1st of July, 2019

Featured video: DFINITY 2019 Scholarship Program w/ Mahnush MOVAHEDI
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University Collaborations

We collaborate with a handful of research institutions globally. Academic representatives interested in getting in touch with the DFINITY team can email [email protected] for more information.

Stanford
Stanford Blockchain Research Center

Awards & Acceptable Topics

Graduate Level Awards
$10,000
We’ll be awarding $10,000 each for students researching secure distributed systems
×3
Undergraduate Level Awards
$2,500
We’ll be awarding $2,500 for students studying Computer Science associated fields
×2

Complete List of Acceptable Topics

  1. Consensus Mechanisms and Blockchain
  2. Gossiping and Routing in Peer-to-Peer Networks
  3. Cryptography
  4. Secure Computation
  5. Possible Attacks on Blockchains
  6. Programming Languages
  7. Game Theory and Incentive Models
  8. Formal Verification
  9. Zero-knowledge Proofs
  10. Token Economics

2018 Scholarship Winners

Last year we were happy to award scholarships as well. You can learn more about last year’s winners and the work they are doing by visiting our Medium Blog or watching our InsideDFINITY interviews with the 2018 scholarship recipients.

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APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please fill out the application form or send your proposal to [email protected] and include links to your research proposal, your resume or LinkedIn profile.

If you have an idea for a research project, please contact us soon and we can help you tailor the idea and prepare your proposal.

We accept research proposals about anything related to secure distributed computing and blockchain. The complete list of acceptable topics can be found above.

Proposals will be selected based on their plausibility and significance to the distributed computing community.