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Researcher Incentive Programs

Incentive programs are how we recognize and reward our 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. Our 2020 quarters correspond with the following 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 is something that we all should celebrate – researchers, Bugcrowd, and Program Owners! The P1 Warriors program consists of stacking badges on researcher profiles, quarterly blog callouts, and swag!

How this program works is simple, as your count of valid P1 submissions goes up, you'll hit new levels of swag!

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

Please note:

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 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) 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

Here are the details:

Qualification Requirements
Number of Quarters Qualified

50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions

1 Quarter


50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions

2 Quarters


50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions

3 Quarters


50 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions

4 Quarters


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

If you feel the Standard reward is not enough of a challenge, we are offering an even more challenging Power Up Bonus for you to chase!

Qualification Requirements
Qualification Period

Total of 130 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions within combined Q1/Q2



Total of 150 Resolved/Unresolved P1-P4 Submissions within combined Q3/Q4



Please note:

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)

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 we will process your reward amount 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 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 6 months prior to the end of the qualifying quarter.

For 2020, each quarter a researcher qualifies, they will receive a piece of exclusive MVP swag! The swag gets bigger and better with each quarter, so keep up the good work!

After each quarter is done, we will do a blog post update recognizing qualifying researchers and invite those researchers to order their MVP swag piece according to 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 can’t wait to celebrate it!

If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected]


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Researcher Incentive Programs

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