1. What is INSPIRE?
2. Faculty: how to propose a project
3. List of INSPIRE projects
4. Students: how to apply for the scholarship
5. Contact us

1. What Is INSPIRE?

The INformation Security and Privacy Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) program is an IGERT scholarship to provide the best Ph.D. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity, information assurance and privacy. As a partnership between NYU-Poly, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and faculty from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, INSPIRE is built around the interdisciplinary research projects initiated by our world-class faculty.

INSPIRE makes it possible for our Ph.D.s to learn about building secure and private information systems while working beyond the boundaries of a traditional research project. With a diverse cohort, seminars, speakers, and many available internships, our graduates will be able to integrate technical, legal, financial and psychological aspects into practical and dependable solutions. The National Science Foundation-funded program is directed by Prof. Nasir Memon, in association with Profs. Anindya Ghose, Ramesh Karri, Helen Nissenbaum, and Rae Zimmerman. Under their leadership, INSPIRE offers a collaborative environment for producing the future’s trusted information technology with a deep understanding of social, economic, behavioral and public policy issues.

Students who have an interest in security and privacy in information technology, and plan to enter a Ph.D. program in science, mathematics, technology, or engineering that includes multidisciplinary dimensions or perspectives are encouraged to apply to INSPIRE. The scholarship is open to U.S. permanent residents as well as citizens. If accepted, the student’s tuition will be paid in addition to an annual $30,000 stipend. They will also receive the focused support of our faculty and the IGERT community.

2. Faculty: Propose a Project

For faculty proposing an INSPIRE project

4. Students: Apply for the Scholarship

For students applying for an INSPIRE scholarship

5. Contact us

If you have further questions, please see the INSPIRE FAQ (still under construction), or you can contact us directly.