CRDF Global Sponsorship for Cybersecurity Certifications 
Sponsoring IT and Cybersecurity Professionals to Develop Skills to Protect their Institution’s Information
COMING: June 2023 - May 2024


Research organizations, academic institutions, and technology companies face increasing threats of cyberattacks every year. These cyber-attacks pose the most significant risk to open and secure science, research, and technology development. It is now, more important than ever, for the IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations that manage and handle sensitive research to have the adequate knowledge to prevent, detect, and respond to these cyber threats.

CRDF Global is, therefore, pleased to sponsor leading industry cybersecurity certifications at no cost for IT and cybersecurity professionals at eligible institutions. These certifications will provide selected applicants with the knowledge and skills to better protect their institution’s sensitive research and data. 

Eligibility: Who Should Apply?

  • Eligible Positions: IT managers, IT specialists, cybersecurity specialists, and other relevant personnel 
  • Eligible Institutions: Universities and academic institutions, public and private research organizations, and private companies that create, manage, or handle sensitive information and data in areas of research or technology deemed weapons-applicable such as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), biotechnologies, and quantum computing/high-performance computing, aircraft and aerospace engineering, microelectronics/semi-conductors and chips, deep space exploration, military or proliferation-sensitive technology;
  • Eligible Countries: Please note that sponsorship is currently only available for individuals located in the following countries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam 


The following certifications will be offered free of charge to approved applicants. 

Application Information 

As sponsorship funding is limited, early application is highly encouraged. Please contact Mr. Abishai Kelkar at with any questions.

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CRDF Global

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that provides international training and capacity building programming to advance safety, security, health, and prosperity. We promote international research integrity and knowledge security, data and IP protection, and cyber and information security globally. We partner with government agencies, academia, and the private sector to strengthen connectivity among experts and tailor the application of international best practices that allow for transparent scientific discovery and applications of research and technology. With offices in Arlington, VA; Kyiv, Ukraine; Manila, Philippines; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Amman, Jordan, CRDF Global’s diverse staff and networks of local stakeholders deliver tailored programs to mitigate threats and advance peace and security every day.