SG Cyber Talent Development Fund

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SG Cyber Talent Development Fund

Programme Description 

Planning a next Capture-The-Flag competition for your fellow peers? Developing a mentorship programme for new cybersecurity entrants? Apply for our SG Cyber Talent Development Fund to receive funding support to develop, sustain or scale projects for the cybersecurity community! 

The SG Cyber Talent Development Fund encourages communities, associations, and industry partners to develop initiatives that engage, upskill, or advance the cybersecurity workforce.  

The programme will support three tiers of projects, namely: 

Tier 1:  Community Projects 

Short-term engagements and one-off events that aim to engage and grow the cybersecurity community. Examples of such events include mentorship programmes, career sharing sessions, networking events. 
Awarded projects to receive funding support of up to 80% of supportable costs or $6,000 (whichever lower), for project durations of up to 6 months.
Supportable costs include training materials, salary cost of trainer/staff, marketing, cost of software/platform during event period, venue rental and refreshments during event period.

Tier 2: Skills Development and Recognition

Projects that aim to develop and/or recognise cybersecurity skillset. Examples of such events include  technical workshops, Capture-the-Flag competitions, cybersecurity bootcamps, conferences and award ceremonies. 
Awarded projects to receive funding support of up to 80% of supportable costs or $20,000 (whichever lower), for project durations of up to 12 months. 
Supportable costs include training materials, salary cost of trainer/staff, marketing, cost of software/platform during event period, venue rental and refreshments during event period.

Tier 3: Training and Job Placement (only open to Organisations) 

Projects that experiment with new methods of training and placement of cybersecurity talents. Examples of such events include on-the-job training programmes, career conversion programmes, and neurodiversity traineeships and bootcamps. 
Awarded projects to receive funding support of up to 80% of supportable costs or $90,000 (whichever lower), for project durations of up to 12 months. 
Supportable costs include training materials, salary cost of trainer/staff, marketing, cost of software/platform during event period, venue rental and refreshments during event period.

Qualifying Criteria 

• This fund is open to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs and all organisations who are Singapore-registered.
• If you are below the age of 18, please apply through the current educational institution you are enrolled in, or through the teacher overseeing your project.
• If you are part of a community that is not registered in Singapore, you may apply on behalf of your community through SingPass. However, you will not be able to submit a proposal for Tier 3 Training and Job Placement projects. 

Submission details 

Applications for the fund will open in January, April, July, and October of each year.
To apply for the Fund, submit your proposal at the Our SG Grants Portal

Contact Details 

• Should your project fall beyond the stated timeline, you may submit a request to CSA_SGCyberTalent@csa.gov.sg. Approval is subject to suitability of project and availability of funding. 



Information Kit for the SG Cyber Talent Development Fund 
 
• Frameworks For Reference