The NSF/SaTC Aspiring PI Workshop is a two-day workshop (May 4-5, 2023) designed for researchers interested in participating in NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. Participation in the workshop is open to those with research interests in all sub-fields of security, privacy, and trustworthy computing have never been funded by SaTC or any of its predecessor programs (Trustworthy Computing and/or Cyber Trust).

The purpose of this workshop is to provide individuals who have never received a SaTC award with tips and tools for navigating the NSF’s proposal review process, with a focus on SaTC’s goals, thereby increasing both the quality of their proposal submissions and, in turn, the number of proposals funded. To that end, this workshop will provide participants with opportunities to meet and network with industry mentors in addition to attend panels and sessions covering topics such as:

See the Call For Participants for more details on participation. Importantly, if selected to participate most (if not all) travel expenses to Washington, DC and GW will be reimbursed.

Schedule in Brief

See the Full Schedule.

  Thursday, May 4
8:30am Arrival/Registration/Breakfast
9:45am Opening Remarks by NSF PMs and Organizers
10:15am Introductions of Participants and Ice breakers
10:45am Coffee Break
11:00am Panel 1 (Topic: Research Project Development)
12:15pm (Working Lunch w/NSF and Mentor one-on-one meetings)
2:15pm Panel 2 (Topic: Panel Review Process)
3:45pm Coffee Break
4:15pm BOF Sessions
6:00pm Closing Remarks
6:30pm Buffet Dinner and Networking
8:30pm Adjourn
  Friday, May 5
8:00am Arrival/Breakfast
8:30am Opening Remarks
9:00am Mock Panels 1
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Mock Panels 2
12:30pm Final Remarks/Box Lunches to-go


All events will take place at the George Washington University (GW) in Science and Engineering Hall (SEH), 800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052. Directions by metro and driving are provided here.

When you arrive at SEH, head down the stairs/elevator one level to B1. We will be in SEH B1220, B1270 and the “Green Wall” space. (See Lehman Auditorium for more details).

For travel and hotel, arrangements, please refer to travel details page and reach out to satc_aspire_pi@gwu_edu for both booking and reimbursement questions.

Please note that SEH is a tap-access only building with low security, but it is very active in-and-out. You shold be able to get in following someone else in. If you find yourself stuck outside, please email satc_aspire_pi@gwu_edu and someone will come let you in.

Travel & Accommodations

The workshop will take place entirely at George Washington University’s School of Engineering located at 800 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.

There is significant support available to cover the costs associated with travel (including airfare), meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from the event space to encourage participation. More information on hotel accommodations will be provided in the coming weeks.

NSF Policy on Harassment and Hate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will not tolerate sexual harassment, harassment based on ethnicity, race, gender, or disability, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault, within the agency, at awardee organizations, field sites or anywhere science or education is conducted. As a NSF sponsored workshop, we will uphold these values. To find out more about the NSF policies and procedures, please visit their website.

Contact Us

Please send correspondence to satc_aspire_pi@gwu_edu