Cybersecurity Visiting Student Research (CyberVSR) Program Summer 2023
Provide undergraduate and graduate students in US and internationally to:
- gain research experiences in the broad area of cybersecurity with RIT faculty and peers of complementary skillsets and experiences, and
- immerse in an inclusive and culturally enriched and diverse environment for personal and professional development.
Program at Glance
- Expected ~20-hr for virtual & ~35-hr for in-person effort per week for 8-12 weeks
- Virtual supervised research with RIT ESL GCI faculty
- 8-12 weeks (May 15 ~ August 15): specific dates depending on faculty advisor availability. Earlier start and extension may be requested subject to faculty and student interests and availability.
- Optional In-person experience at ESL GCI
- 5 weeks (June 26 ~ July 28): including in-person mentoring with faculty and research group, peers, social and excursion, etc.
- Extra fee (USD$2,400) to cover housing, some meals, insurance, excursion, etc.
- Program-wide weekly seminars:
- 8 weeks (June 5 ~ July 28)
- Weekly seminars will be scheduled virtually before June 26 and hy-flex June 26~July 28 to accommodate for in-person and virtual participation:
- Research discussions, mini-tutorial, professional development, and social/cultural immersing activities.
- Program Fee: $500 for both virtual and in-person participants
- Optional In-person Experience: USD $2,400
Application and Dates
Application Due: March 15, 2023, rolling enrollment
Decision Date: rolling decision starting March 1, 2023
Commit for In-Person: April 15, 2023
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcript
- Statement of Interests (1-page), including:
- Research area(s) of Interest
- Potential faculty to work with (see: https://www.rit.edu/cybersecurity/people )
- Preference for in-person experience (and date range if preferred)
- Dates of availability (virtual and/or in-person)
- Special financial needs and outstanding academic qualifications for scholarship
To apply and inquiries, please contact Ms. Mellissa Woodhams via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-person Program Details
The health and safety of the RIT community is a priority. RIT measures have been put into to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. For the most updated information about RIT's measures and response please visit the https://www.rit.edu/ready/ website. The RIT Global Office will also work closely with students regarding arrival, quarantine, testing, and other health and safety precautions as they prepare to travel to Rochester, NY.
Students will be living in RIT’s newest and most popular residential and commercial complex – Global Village.
The suite-style housing provides single bedrooms, access to a full kitchen, meeting spaces, wireless internet access, laundry facilities and much more.
The Global Village complex includes a global food market, hair salon, gift shop, dining options, and a courtyard with a fire pit and outdoor seating.
Events and Excursions
An orientation event will be hosted upon arrival to welcome students to campus.
Students will participate in a group excursion to Niagara Falls, USA followed by an outing in Rochester such as a Rochester Redwings baseball game and fireworks display.
An end of program celebration event.
F-1 Student Visa Support and Health Insurance
RIT will issue each in-person participant an I-20 to begin the F-1 Student visa application. Students are responsible for the SEVIS fee as well as any visa fees required by the U.S. Embassy.
Students will be automatically enrolled in the RIT Basic Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Policy. Cost of this health insurance is included for each student in the program fee.
Students will be provided with a meal plan while at RIT equivalent to USD $15/day. RIT Dining Services is committed to providing students with a variety of food to suit many different cultural, religious, and dietary needs. Students will find both Halal and vegetarian options served as well as the ability to cook for oneself.
All participants are encouraged to take full advantage of all the state-of-the-art facilities, whether it’s in the classroom, labs, or in the 15,000 sq. meter recreational facility – the RIT Gordon Field House.
Campus is safe and secure on 1,300 acres with blue-light emergency notification kiosks, a well-staffed police department, student health center and our own ambulance service.
Note: Access to some campus facilities and equipment may be limited by COVID health and safety precautions.