CrowdStrike Foundation Announces New Round of NextGen Scholarships and Small Grants Program

CrowdStrike Foundation reaffirms its commitment to supporting the
next generation of talent and research in cybersecurity and AI.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The
CrowdStrike Foundation
, a nonprofit that funds scholarships,
research and provides pro bono security software protection, today
announced the opening of applications for the foundation’s NextGen
Scholarship Program and proposals for the foundation’s new Small Grants
Program. CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered
endpoint protection, established the CrowdStrike Foundation to nurture
and develop the next generation of talent and research in cybersecurity
and artificial intelligence (AI).

NextGen Scholarship Program of the CrowdStrike
Foundation

The CrowdStrike Foundation is now accepting
applications for its NextGen Scholarship Program for the academic year
2019 – 2020. Undergraduate and graduate students studying cybersecurity
and/or AI in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply. The deadline
for applications is April 22, 2019.

Last year, the foundation received outstanding applications from
undergraduate and graduate students at universities across the U.S. and
awarded NextGen scholarships to students from Brown, George Mason,
Stanford, and Virginia Tech.

“The CrowdStrike Foundation underscores our commitment to the next
generation of talent in cybersecurity and AI with our NextGen
Scholarship Program,” said George Kurtz, chairman of the board of the
CrowdStrike Foundation and co-founder and chief executive officer of
CrowdStrike. “We build on last year’s success by expanding the
CrowdStrike Foundation’s scholarship program, and supporting more
university students pursuing studies and careers in cybersecurity and
AI.”

Small Grants Program of the CrowdStrike Foundation
The
CrowdStrike Foundation is now accepting grant proposals to support open
source security research. 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
deadline for submitting proposals to the CrowdStrike Foundation is April
30, 2019. The RFP for the Small Grants Program can be found here.

“The CrowdStrike Foundation’s mission is to support community efforts
that advance the field of cybersecurity,” said Dmitri Alperovitch,
CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief technology officer, and president of
the CrowdStrike Foundation. “With this grant program, we’re looking to
advance security research within the areas of machine learning and
malware analysis that are critical in advancing next-generation cyber
defenses.”

About the CrowdStrike Foundation
CrowdStrike® Inc.,
established the CrowdStrike Foundation to nurture and develop the next
generation of talent and research in cybersecurity and artificial
intelligence (AI). Major programs of the CrowdStrike Foundation, a
tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, include:

  • NextGen Scholarship Program for undergraduate and graduate students
    studying cybersecurity and/or AI
  • Funding research in cybersecurity and/or AI
  • Pro bono security software protection for nonprofit/nongovernmental
    organizations
  • Support for communities through philanthropy, volunteering, and other
    activities.

More information on the CrowdStrike Foundation’s programs can be
accessed on the foundation’s
website
. Visit the CrowdStrike Foundation’s website for applications
for the NextGen Scholarship Program and the Small Grants Program’s
Request for Proposals.

Contacts

CrowdStrike Foundation
Ilina Cashiola, 202-340-0517
Ilina.cashiola@crowdstrike.com

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