Researcher Incentive Programs

Incentive programs are used to recognize and reward the Researcher community. These programs focus on challenging you to achieve new levels of success, and highlighting and celebrating your achievements throughout the year.

Incentive programs are evaluated on a quarterly basis. The 2020 quarters correspond with the following dates:

Quarter Dates
Quarter 1 02/01/2020 - 04/30/2020
Quarter 2 05/01/2020 - 07/31/2020
Quarter 3 08/01/2020 - 10/31/2020
Quarter 4 11/01/2020 - 01/31/2021

P1 Warriors Program

Finding a valid P1 priority vulnerability must be celebrated – researchers, Bugcrowd, and Program Owners! The P1 Warriors program consists of stacking badges on Researcher profiles, quarterly blog callouts, and swag.

When the count of your valid P1 submissions increases, you will achieve new levels of swag.

Swag for levels 150, 250, and 500 will be announced later in Quarter 1.

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Valid P1s are accepted submissions marked as either Unresolved, Resolved, Duplicate, or Won’t Fix. This program started on January 1, 2019, and runs continuously. Researchers have the ability to reach new levels without the counter resetting at any point. This program is not retroactive to submissions prior to January 1, 2019.

Bounty Slayers Program

This program has been paused for the remainder of the year

The Bounty Slayer program’s qualifying period for 2020 will run from February 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020.

This program encourages you to strive for continued performance, highlighting your ability to maintain a certain number of qualifying, accepted submissions (Resolved and Unresolved, P1-P4) and non-duplicate each quarter. Bounty Slayer has a pretty high bar set for the Standard Rewards. For those Researchers going above and beyond, there’s an additional Power-Up Bonus evaluated twice a year.

Standard Reward

Qualification Requirements Number of Quarters Qualified Reward
50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions 1 Quarter $300
50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions 2 Quarter $400
50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions 3 Quarter $500
50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions 4 Quarter $800

If you are able to maintain 50 valid, accepted submissions at the qualifying priority levels (P1 - P4) and submission states (Resolved and Unresolved) non-duplicate each quarter in 2020, then you can earn an additional $2,000!

Power Up Bonus

Power Up Bonus are calculated at the end of Quarter 2 (for both Q1 and Q2) and at the end of Quarter 4 (for both Q3 and Q4).

Qualification Requirements Qualification Period Bonus
Total of 130 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions within combined Q1/Q2 Q1/Q2 $500
Total of 150 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions within combined Q3/Q4 Q3/Q4 $1000

For Standard Rewards, if you qualify for Standard Rewards in Quarter 1 and Quarter 4, your total reward will be $700 : ($300 + $400).

After each quarter, a program update blog post will be published in the following month recognizing the qualifying researchers and your reward amount will be processed accordingly.

The Bounty Slayer program qualifying period for 2020 will run from February 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020.

This program has been paused for the remainder of the year

MVP Program

The MVP program qualifying period for 2020 will run from February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021.

To qualify for MVP, a Researcher must meet the following criteria in a single quarter:

  • Maintain a minimum average accuracy rate of 80%
  • Achieve a priority percentile range for either P1s or P2s above 80%
  • Submit at least 4 qualifying, non-duplicate submissions
  • Have no significant enforcement infractions for six months prior to the end of the qualifying quarter.

In 2020, when researcher qualifies in a quarter, they will receive a piece of exclusive MVP swag! The swag increases and better with each quarter.

After each quarter, a blog post is created for recognizing qualifying researchers and they are invited to order their MVP swag piece based on the number of quarters they have qualified.

We are super excited for this year and seeing all the amazing work you will do, and we cannot wait to celebrate it!. If you have questions, send an email to support@bugcrowd.com.


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