Grants and Research
in Cybersecurity and AI

Funding Research in Cybersecurity and AI

THE CROWDSTRIKE FOUNDATION FUNDS RESEARCH TO EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO DETECT, DETER, AND DEFEAT DANGEROUS NATION-STATES, E-CRIME ACTORS, AND HACKERS AND EXPAND THE KNOWLEDGE BASE AVAILABLE TO THE CYBERSECURITY COMMUNITY ACROSS THE GLOBE.

THE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITIES, NONPROFITS, STUDENTS, AND RESEARCHERS ON A CRITICAL ARRAY OF RESEARCH IN CYBERSECURITY AND AI AND RECENTLY ANNOUNCED ITS 2019 SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM.

Small Grants Program

THE CROWDSTRIKE FOUNDATION CREATED ITS SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE CYBERSECURITY COMMUNITY WITH GRANTS TOWARD WORTHWHILE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS. THE FOUNDATION SEEKS TO SUPPORT WORK ON TOOLS THAT WILL HAVE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON DIFFICULT CYBERSECURITY PROBLEMS AND WILL ULTIMATELY SUPPORT THE ENTIRE CYBERSECURITY COMMUNITY. THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE HERE.

THE CROWDSTRIKE FOUNDATION REQUESTS PROPOSALS THAT SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Important Dates for Small Grants Proposals

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | RFP AVAILABLE AND PROPOSAL PROCESS BEGINS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) AVAILABLE HERE.

APRIL 30, 2019 | DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING COMPLETED PROPOSALS

MAY 2019 | INTERVIEWS, QUESTIONS, AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

MAY 31, 2019 | GRANT RECIPIENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | PROJECT PRESENTATIONS BY AWARDEES TO CROWDSTRIKE FOUNDATION BOARD

THE CROWDSTRIKE FOUNDATION WILL REVIEW ALL RESPONSES TO THE RFP AND FUND THOSE THAT MOST CLOSELY ALIGN WITH THE FOUNDATION MISSION.

PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES ABOUT THE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM here.

The CrowdStrike Foundation

PROVIDED FUNDING IN 2018 OF CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH FOR ITS FIRST UNIVERSITY PARTNER, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Educational institutions interested in applying for research grants, please direct inquiries here.

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